The Hush Post/ 04:00 pm/ 1-min-read
Another Pakistani drone, used to drop weapons, has been found at Attari in Punjab, near the border with Pakistan, a senior Punjab police officer said on Friday. A terror accused, Akashdeep, had taken counter-intelligence unit of Punjab Police to the location where the drone had gone down.
“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.
The drone was kept hidden beneath the undergrowth of a paddy field at the village.
Last week, the Punjab Police had revealed that Pakistani drones had dropped AK-47 assault rifles and grenades in Amritsar. The weapons were meant for terrorists to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, sources in the Punjab Police had told a news channel.
The drones carried out eight ‘sorties’ in 10 days this month to drop the weapons, including satellite phones, on Indian soil, the news channel reported quoting its sources. These flying machines can carry up to 5 kg weight and they flew fast and low to evade detection, the news report said.
In August too similar cache of arms had been apprehended in Amritsar.