Chandigarh: Eleven hand grenades, suspected to have been dropped by a drone flying in from Pakistan have been found from a field near the International Border (IB) in Gurdaspur district, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported quoting PTI.
Police yesterday seized 11 Arges-84 hand grenades dropped on the night of 19th December by a drone launched from Pakistan, which was engaged and shot at jointly by police and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel close to the border in Gurdaspur district: Punjab Police pic.twitter.com/iMsXpfQzi0
— ANI (@ANI) December 21, 2020
The consignment was found in a field in Salach village, located about 1 km from the border, in Gurdaspur district, Gurdaspur Senior Superintendent of Police Rajinder Singh Sohal told PTI over the phone.
The grenades were hidden in a box attached to a wooden frame, he said, adding the recovery was made Sunday evening. Sohal told PTI that the Border Security Force had seen the movement of a drone on the intervening night of December 19 and 20 and had even fired at it. “We conducted a search operation with the BSF personnel on Sunday and recovered grenades,” he was quoted as saying.