Ammunition cache found dumped in canal in Pathankot


Pathankot :-A ammunition cache was on Sunday found dumped in Upper Bari Doab canal at Malikpur in the district which is on high alert since the attack on the airbase earlier this month.

According to the police report, A group of boys were taking bath in the Upper Bari Doab canal and that time he suddenly found the ammunition.

“As the water level was low, the boys discovered the ammunition lying at the bottom of the canal and then they raised an alarm,” Pathankot DSP Kuldeep Singh said.

Two magazines along with 59 live cartridges of AK-47 rifle, two magazines and 29 live cartridges of INSAS rifle and 16 rounds and two shells of .315 rifle were recovered, he said.

The investigations are continuing, the DSP said. Security had been alerted surrounding areas following a terror attack at Pathankot Airforce station on January 2 in which seven security personnel were killed.

On January 28,2016,  a 25-year-old Afghan national was arrested by railway police for travelling without ticket at Pathankot Cantt railway station.