Srinagar Nov 26: Police on Friday claimed to have destroyed 24 kg RDX and 71 hand grenades following court orders after recovering the explosives in 15 militancy cases since 2009 in Mahore sub-division of J&K's Reasi district.
As per a police handout, the explosives also including detonators, fuses and covers seized in Mahore-Chassana area of the district had remained in police custody over the years. However, sensing security threat of accidental explosions, police approached concerned courts for the safe and lawful destruction of the explosives, the statement said.
While destruction orders were passed in two cases by Court of Sessions Judge Reasi, as many orders were passed by NIA court Jammu. Orders for destruction in rest 11 cases were issued by Court of JMIC Mahore, police said.
As per police, the destruction was carried out by a special team of local police, BDS and Engineering Regiment of 58 RR constituted on the orders of SSP Reasi, Shailender Singh.
The police statement further said that ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh appreciated the efforts of DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range, Suleiman Choudhari and SSP Reasi in the safe disposal of the explosives.