Acting on tipoff about the presence of Jaish-e- Mohammad militants, Police, 42 RR and 130 BN CRPF conducted a joint search of the nursery area near forests of village Gadikhal Awantipora.
As per police statement during search of the said forest area 02 explosive dumps were found which were concealed underground in 02 different 250 liters plastic tanks.
"In one plastic tank 416 high explosive gelatin sticks were kept concealed and have been recovered. In an another plastic tank 50 detonators were recovered. The detonators were destroyed by the Bomb Disposal Squad on the spot, due to their risk of carrying/transporting."
By virtue of this recovery forces have been able to avert some major militant attack by means of explosive substances, police claimed.
Consequent upon this case FIR number 126/2020 under relevant sections of Unlawful Activity Act has been registered in Police Station Awantipora and investigation has been taken up.