BSF recovers AK-47 rifle, pistol dropped by Pakistan drone in J&K’s Samba
Shortly after exchanging Eid sweets with their Pakistani counterpart, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday said it had recovered arms and ammunition dropped with the help of a drone from Pakistan near the International Border (IB) in Samba sector of the Jammu region.
The recoveries, which was wrapped in a yellow-coloured polythene and lying on the ground, included one AK-47 rifle, one 9mm pistol, one pistol magazine, 15 bullet rounds and a wooden frame used to support the payload of the drone, they said.
The drone is suspected to have flown back into the Pakistani territory after it dropped the consignment, officials said.
“The yellow colour polythene bag was spotted in a field. It contained 1 AK -47, 1 pistol, 1 magazine 15 round of 9 mm, 1 wooden frame (used to attach payload with drone) and wrapping material,” a BSF spokesman said.
The efforts of alert BSF troops deployed in multi-tiered grid have once again resulted in neutralizing the designs of Pakistan, the spokesperson said. Officials said this was the same area where a tunnel was detected on November 22 last year.
BSF Jammu frontier deputy inspector general of police (DIG) SPS Sandhu said, “BSF troops recovered a consignment of arms and ammunition meant for overground workers working with terrorists near the Regal Post of the BSF along the IB in Samba at around 12.15am.”
Sandhu said, “We immediately lodged a protest note with the Pak Rangers, but they always remain in a denial mode.”
Congratulating the troops, IG, BSF Jammu, NS Jamwal termed the recovery as a “big achievement”, and said the force is ever alert and vigilant on the International Border (IB) to thwart away the nefarious designs of Pakistan.
On December 21 last year, the Punjab Police had seized 11 hand grenades, suspected to have been dropped by a drone from Pakistan, from a field near the IB in Gurdaspur district, officials said.
On September 22 last year, an arms consignment dropped by a drone operated by Pakistan-based terrorists was seized in Akhnoor sector in Jammu district, they said.