Punjab CM sends Shah SOS as Pak drones drop weapons
Police Recover 5 AK-47s, Sat Phones, Bombs
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.