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After ‘Ali Bhai’ mystery, recovery of Pika Gun sets alarm bells ringing
Jammu on alert again!
7/31/2020 11:57:26 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, July 31: Barely a month after a red alert was sounded in Jammu, the winter capital has been put on alert in the wake of recovery of a highly sophisticated riffle from a neighbouring border district with intelligence agencies fearing that the foreign terrorists may be eyeing to target the winter capital.
Sources said the recovery of a sophisticated gun, the Pika from the hideout of terrorists in Rajouri on July 23 set the alarm bells ringing. Last year, the recovery of a similar weapon from a terror hideout in south Kashmir had led to cancellation of the annual Shri AmarnathJi Yatra.
This time the security forces busted a terror hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition from Rajouri district.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army’s Thanamandi-based 38 Rashtriya Rifles busted the hideout during a cordon and search operation in Manyal area under Thanamandi police station jurisdiction from where the Pika was recovered.
Sources said while other recovery of arms and ammunition was “often seen before”, the Pika gun was a rare one.
Official sources said the last time Pika was recovered in Jammu province was in February 2017 in Poonch. In a pre-dawn search operation, Army and J-K Police had busted a major cache of arms and ammunition in dense forest near Mendhar in Poonch.
This year, in June, even as the Border Security Force shot down a Pakistani drone with payload of arms and ammunition from International border in Jammu, the development had put the security agencies on tenterhooks amid apprehensions that a Pakistani terrorist codenamed “Ali Bhai” could be hiding in the region.
According to official sources, the police found the name of one “Ali Bhai” on the payload of the drone, suggesting that the delivery was for him.
The security establishment has been presuming that it Ali Bhai was codename of some foreign terrorist for whom sophisticated weapons like Pika gun may have been infiltrated into Jammu.
Official sources said the main target of such terror groups has been the winter capital and thus security has been further beefed up in the City of Temples here.
But the security forces are fully prepared to foil any such nefarious designs.
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