Search ops continue

The search operations continued for the sixth consecutive day in parts of Kishtwar district, while the curfew was relaxed for one hour in parts of the district.

During the search operations, police claimed to have recovered fifty licensed weapons, including three pistols.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Kishtwar, Shakti Kumar Pathak, told Greater Kashmir: “The search operation was started by police, SOG and army across the town in order to find culprits involved in the attack on RSS leader and his personal security officer (PSO).”

“During such search operation, 50 licensed weapons, including three pistols, have been recovered. These weapons should have been deposited in the respective police stations as per the order passed by the district magistrate,” he said.

As per official data, about 634 licensed weapons had been issued given to civilian in the district. Among them, only 352 weapons have been deposited till date.