Police seize arms and ammunition in Poonch

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Poonch, Mar 23 (ANI): Police have seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch District.

Four AK-47 rifles, two Pakistani cylinders filled with guns, 15 grenades, two Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) fitted in transistors and communication paraphernalia was recovered by the police.

According to the police, the militants had left the arms in a forest area hoping to pick them up later, where they were seized by the police personnel.

According to the officials, this might be an attempt to disrupt the upcoming general elections.

"We think this an attempt by Pakistan to flare up militancy in the region which has ebbed in the past few days. This might also be an attempt to cause trouble during the upcoming elections which has been successfully foiled by our alert personnel," said S.D. Singh Jamwal, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Rajouri-Poonch.

According to security forces, there have been no infiltration attempts along the border in past two-three months.

Indian authorities are also stepping up security for political leaders, fearing possible militant attacks as the general election approaches. (ANI)

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