POONCH: A person in his thirties was on Saturday apprehended by army soon after he returned from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch District in Jammu and Kashmir.
Soon after Wali Mohammed, son of Nasir Din of Kasba village in the district, crossed into this side from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) along LoC in Poonch, he was taken into custody by the police, officials said.
He had crossed over to the other side of the Line of Control in June 2012, they said.
As per preliminary questioning, he told police that he had crossed over to the other side in June 2012 where he was arrested by the Pakistani Army and put behind bars, they said.
He said that after his release by the Pakistani Army, he made several attempts to infiltrate into Indian side, however, his attempts were foiled.
Today as he infiltrated into the Indian side, the army apprehended him and handed him over to police, they said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Poonch, Shamsheer Hussain told PTI, “We have arrested the individual after he infiltrated into Indian side. He is being questioned and further information can be revealed after his questioning.”
Meanwhile, army troops on Saturday busted a hideout of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Doda District and recovered a cache of arms, ammunition and explosive material.
Acting on a tip off, a joint operation was launched by local Rashtriya Rifle unit and State Police in Sukhni Nala area, a defence spokesman said.
The hideout was busted and war like stores including one 9 mm Chinese pistol, two magazines, two AK -47 magazines, seven rounds 9 mm ammunition, 15 rounds 7.65 mm LMG, 256 rounds 7.62 mm AK, 17 UBGL grenades, four rounds HMG, two PIKA and two explosive grenades were recovered, he said.
Besides, two radio sets, one walkie talkie, one binocular, one letter pad of LeT and books printed in Sialkot were also recovered from the hideout, the spokesman said. (PTI)