x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   PM Narendra Modi interacts with CMs of ten states, reviews COVID-19 situation in India | Will restore 4G internet services in 2 districts in Jammu and Kashmir after August 15: Centre tells SC | So Mr Omar Abdullah can contest Panch, Sarpanch and Parliament elections! | Sinha’s appointment as LG will check ‘corrupt practices’ of J&K BJP leaders | Omar sahib peep into the past, then ‘beat your chest’ to seek Mehbooba’s release | LG Sinha’s fake Twitter handle puts intelligence agencies on tenterhooks | New admin in place; will Jammu’s discrimination cease to exist? | R&B engineers play ‘truant’, deviate site plan of road in Pouni, construct wall that caves in 6 months | COVID-19 caseload in JK reaches 25367 as 470 fresh cases come up, six more people die | Shah Faesal resigns as president of J&K People's Movement | Rice distributed among beneficiaries at Anganwari Centres | HISI conducts sanitization drive | JKSSB’s Portal records 4,73,980 registrations; 2,46,880 candidates submit online application so far | COVID-19: Govt evacuates 2,99,540 stranded JK residents; 2,07,241 via Lakhanpur, 92,299 through special trains | Webinar discusses road ahead for tourism industry in Jammu | RTI Movement demands ACB probe in road construction in Baramulla | Narinder Singh joins BJP | The Bitter Truth | Declining number of successful Hindi medium aspirants in Civil Services | Krishi Vigyan Kendras (KVKs): Agricultural Knowledge Hubs | ACKNOWLEDGING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES | National De-worming day: Awareness cum health camp organized in District Samba | POJKSIF welcomes appointment of new LG | Power shut down | Dogra Front hails Defence Minister’s move for “AtmaNirbhar” | J&K soon to have “first” private corneal transplant centre | Sanctioning of KV in Ajote hailed | Ghar Vapsi of Congress workers through Indian Congress Army | JKSAC seeks clarification on Domicile certificate to 5300 DP families | NGO sanitizes panchayat Kool | Munish Gupta asks government to solve problems of people of Guru Arjun Dev Ji Nagar Rakh Raipur Satwari Cantonment | AJKYF demands formulation of youth policy | BJP Mahila Morcha starts plantation campaign | FOIJ appeal LG to solve issues of industrial sector | ReK teachers appeal Govt to address their demands | Navin chairs IDWG meeting under CSS Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana | DLSA Rajouri organizes plantation drive at District Hospital | Sham Lal felicitates J&K Speed Ball players | Bin It Right’ campaign launched in Jammu | RMPS organizes inter-school symposium | VC JU inaugurates Online Portal for PG Admissions | Online programme ZAAN concludes | Group Commander NCC Jammu visits GDC Basohli | Shiksha Niketan organizes vocal competition | BJP OBC Morcha protests killing of Abdul Hamid Najar | AJKLTF hails DSE Jammu’s efforts for digitization of education | PMJKYPPA appoints office bearers | Institutional Ethics Committee gives permission for start of Plasma Therapy in GMC Jammu : Dr Bhasin | Religious heads have huge role towards creating awareness regarding COVID-19: Advisor Baseer Khan | Samoon inaugurates online IMPACT training under Samagra Shiksha | I-Day arrangements finalized at Reasi | Social activist appeal govt to create employment opportunities for locals | Independence Day: Kishtwar admin finalizes arrangements | Madan Lal Sharma lambasts BJP for gifting toll plazas | Medical shop sealed for running without license | Restore political activity in valley, release detainees: Narinder Singh | Vision Kashmir congratulates Sinha on assuming charge as LG J&K | Sand mining goes on unabated near Shamshan Ghat Muradpur | Several BJP workers resign after attacks by Terrorists | Pakistani troops target forward areas along LoC in Poonch with heavy mortar-shelling | More KVs coming up in remote areas to augment educational infra: Advisor Sharma | Vicharnagh Asthapan shrine- a victim of official neglect, apathy | Five revenue officials, ‘mahant’ indicted for fraudulent sale of temple land | Water tank at Tain non-functional for 5 yrs | Court awards lifer to Royal, acquitted Nagar Singh, then SSP Manohar Singh, ors | Forest mafia raids jungles in lockdown, large number of trees felled | Militants hurl grenade at PDP Panch’s house in Tral, no loss of life reported | Injured BJP worker dies, large number of people attend last rites | GBM campaign witnesses slew of activities across Reasi district on Day- 3 | Udhampur court rejects bail in murder case | Traditional Shobha Yatra for Janmashtami will not take place: Dharmarth Trust | Traditional Shobha Yatra for Janmashtami will not take place: Dharmarth Trust | 2076 dropouts reenrolled under ‘Back to School’ initiative in Udhampur | Two militant OGWs arrested | Anti Corruption Bureau raids premises of SFC employee | Sericulture to get boost with new silk weaving factory in Samba | One-way traffic resumes on Srinagar-Leh highway | Div Com Jammu reviews arrangements for Muharram | Highly qualified youth being forced to starvation, asserts Harsh | Cong calls for review of security amid increased attacks on political activists in Kashmir | Havan yagna organized at Palwal | Locals take out candle light march to protest closure of Mubarak Mandi entrance gates | Back Issues  
 
news details
After ‘Ali Bhai’ mystery, recovery of Pika Gun sets alarm bells ringing
Jammu on alert again!
7/31/2020 11:57:26 PM
Early Times Report

Jammu, July 31: Barely a month after a red alert was sounded in Jammu, the winter capital has been put on alert in the wake of recovery of a highly sophisticated riffle from a neighbouring border district with intelligence agencies fearing that the foreign terrorists may be eyeing to target the winter capital.
Sources said the recovery of a sophisticated gun, the Pika from the hideout of terrorists in Rajouri on July 23 set the alarm bells ringing. Last year, the recovery of a similar weapon from a terror hideout in south Kashmir had led to cancellation of the annual Shri AmarnathJi Yatra.
This time the security forces busted a terror hideout and seized a cache of arms and ammunition from Rajouri district.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police and Indian Army’s Thanamandi-based 38 Rashtriya Rifles busted the hideout during a cordon and search operation in Manyal area under Thanamandi police station jurisdiction from where the Pika was recovered.
Sources said while other recovery of arms and ammunition was “often seen before”, the Pika gun was a rare one.
Official sources said the last time Pika was recovered in Jammu province was in February 2017 in Poonch. In a pre-dawn search operation, Army and J-K Police had busted a major cache of arms and ammunition in dense forest near Mendhar in Poonch.
This year, in June, even as the Border Security Force shot down a Pakistani drone with payload of arms and ammunition from International border in Jammu, the development had put the security agencies on tenterhooks amid apprehensions that a Pakistani terrorist codenamed “Ali Bhai” could be hiding in the region.
According to official sources, the police found the name of one “Ali Bhai” on the payload of the drone, suggesting that the delivery was for him.
The security establishment has been presuming that it Ali Bhai was codename of some foreign terrorist for whom sophisticated weapons like Pika gun may have been infiltrated into Jammu.
Official sources said the main target of such terror groups has been the winter capital and thus security has been further beefed up in the City of Temples here.
But the security forces are fully prepared to foil any such nefarious designs.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU