The police removed arms including a Chinese pistol, two magazines with 14 rounds, four AK magazines with 120 rounds and two Chinese grenades from the truck bearing registration number JK03B 1586 on Thursday evening. The truck was returning from Chikoti in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir after it had dropped a consignment of bananas. The owner of the truck that was caught in Kashmir while it was returning from PoK has been booked for inquiry.
As per the Trade Facilitation Centre Salamabad in Uri, Rohaan Enterprises of Banihal – that it has been banned from trade activities. The body barred the driver because arms were found in his vehicle and the trader whose goods he was taking.
The told the trading company – “As per the details available with this office, you have loaded a vehicle… with 554 boxes of bananas that crossed the LoC on 28 February and during the return of the said vehicle, some arms and ammunition have been recovered from the possession of the driver,” the order read. The trade facilitation center said this “indicates some involvement at your end also. So, till pending inquiry in the case, you are debarred from trade activities forthwith,” the trade body wrote.
The custodian of the Trade Facilitation Centre, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat said, “The trader has been called for further questioning,” Bhat said.