The Punjab Police on Friday found another Pakistani drone, a second such seizure within three days, at Attari bordering Pakistan, which was used to airdrop arms and ammunition in Punjab, police said.
The latest seizure was done in Mahawa village on the information given by one of the four terror accused, Akashdeep. He took the State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) to the drone’s location.
“This drone couldn’t return to Pakistan due to a malfunction, so the accused hid it at a village near the Attari border,” senior police officer Balbir Singh of the counter-intelligence unit said.
Earlier, on Sunday, Punjab Police exposed a terrorist module of revived Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), backed by a Pakistan and Germany based terror group that was conspiring to unleash a series of terror strikes in Punjab and other adjoining states. Hand grenades and five AK-47 rifles were recovered. The police had arrested four people in this regard.
On Tuesday a half-burnt drone was also recovered by policemen in Tarn Taran. The terrorists burnt the drone as it was not able to fly back to Pakistan.
According to sources in Punjab police a huge number of AK-47 assault rifles, grenades and satellite phones were dropped in Punjab’s Amritsar by heavy-lifting drones that came from Pakistan, just across the border for terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab Police officials said on Tuesday.
The sources also said that the high-end technology drones were armed with GPS and they carried out about eight ‘sorties’ in September to drop the arms consignment at the designated place and yet remained undetected. With a capacity to carry weight up to 5 kg, the drones flew at low level and at fast pace to evade detection.
The National Investigation Agency is looking into the case.
The police said the terror group was conspiring to unleash a series of strikes in Punjab and neighbouring states like Jammu and Kashmir. During investigation, the accused have revealed that drones were used to airdrop arms and ammunition from Pakistan.