Kulgam: Jammu and Kashmir’s Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) for South Kashmir range, Atul Goel Wednesday said that weapons recovered from a truck near Jawahar tunnel were meant to recruit new youths into militancy.
Joint teams of security forces along with police recovered US-made M-4 carbine and AK-47, six Chinese pistols and some other ammunition from a truck near the tunnel on Srinagar-Jammu national highway.
“The weapons recovered especially pistols were seemingly meant to recruit youths into militancy,” the DIG Goel said, addressing press conference at Amno, SoG camp in Kulgam district.
“Police have contained the local militant recruitment after it witnessed a sharp rise earlier in south Kashmir. We will not allow the recruitment to gain ground again,” he added.
Asked about the arrests made and whether weapon consignment was meant to be delivered in South Kashmir, he said that two people including the driver of the truck and the Co-driver have been arrested and a special investigation team (SIT) constituted for further investigations
“Prima facie it looks like that the pistol consignment was meant for recruitment of new youth,” he said.
“Weapon consignment was obviously to fuel militancy in south Kashmir,” he added.