Pun­jab CM sends Shah SOS as Pak drones drop weapons

Po­lice Re­cover 5 AK-47s, Sat Phones, Bombs

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times Nation - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK Re­cent in­ci­dents of Pak­istan-ori­gin drones drop­ping con­sign­ments of arms & am­mu­ni­tion is a new and se­ri­ous di­men­sion on Pak­istan’s sin­is­ter designs in af­ter­math of the ab­ro­ga­tion of Ar­ti­cle 370. Re­quest @AmitShah ji to en­sure that this

Chandi­garh: Af­ter a Pun­jab Po­lice probe re­vealed that Pak­istani-ori­gin drones had been used to de­liver au­to­matic weapons from across the bor­der, CM Amarinder Singh on Tues­day urged Union home min­is­ter Amit Shah to han­dle the “drone prob­lem” at the ear­li­est.

Po­lice on Sunday re­cov­ered five AK-47 ri­fles, pis­tols, satel­lite phones and hand grenades dropped by drones at Ra­joke vil­lage near Khalra in Pun­jab’s Tarn Taran district, which were re­port­edly “retrieved by a ter­ror mod­ule”. The cops in­di­cated that the high­end drones were GPS-fit­ted and the drop lo­ca­tion was fed into them by op­er­a­tors. They dropped the con­sign­ment and re­turned, they added.

“Re­cent in­ci­dents of

Pak­istan-ori­gin drones drop­ping con­sign­ments of arms & am­mu­ni­tion is a new and se­ri­ous di­men­sion on Pak­istan’s sin­is­ter designs in af­ter­math of the ab­ro­ga­tion of Ar­ti­cle 370. Re­quest @AmitShah ji to en­sure that this drone prob­lem is han­dled at the ear­li­est,” Amarinder tweeted on Tues­day. The CM has also urged the Cen­tre to di­rect the In­dian Air Force and Bor­der Se­cu­rity Force to launch nec­es­sary counter-mea­sures to check any fur­ther threat from drones to the bor­der state.

DGP Dinkar Gupta con­firmed that the weapons were sus­pected to have been de­liv­ered re­cently from across the Indo-Pak bor­der us­ing drones by the Pak­istani es­tab­lish­ment, the ISI, and the state-spon­sored ji­hadi and pro-Khal­is­tani ter­ror out­fits work­ing un­der its com­mand.

Gupta said the large-scale arms-in­fil­tra­tion ap­peared to have been aimed at scal­ing up ter­ror and mil­i­tancy in J&K, Pun­jab and the In­dian hin­ter­land, in the wake of the re­cent de­vel­op­ments in J&K.

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