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Arms and ammunition seized near Attari’s border with Pak; policemen point to Sikh extremists, their Pakistani aides | India News


AMRITSAR: In a joint operation with the Border Security Force, Punjab Police on Sunday seized active assault rifles and cartridges near the Attari border that authorities say were pushed into Indian territory by Pakistani nationals associated with Sikh the hard-liners.
Police said the recoveries were made just 10 meters from the border with Pakistan in the joint operation carried out based on a warning.
The recoveries included a FAL 222 rifle with a magazine loaded with nine live rounds, an AKM-47 rifle with a magazine loaded with five live rounds, a caliber 303 barrel with seven live rounds loaded, in addition to a 30 caliber pistol made in China with a magazine.
Police said they had received specific intelligence that a cache of weapons was pushed into Indian territory in the area of ​​the Pulmoran border post near the Dhanoa border village on the middle night of April 3-4.
They said searches were carried out on this entrance and that the contraband shipment from Pakistan was seized about 10 meters from the Zero Line of the International Border between the two countries.
According to intelligence inputs, the shipment was driven by a Pakistani national named Bilal, who is closely associated with hardline Sikhs involved in anti-India activities, they said.
Further investigations, including a technical analysis, are underway to uncover Bilal’s network of foreign and Indian associates involved in the supply and further movement of the shipment, police said.

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