Jalandhar: The Army on Wednesday initiated inquiry into the recovery of weapons while digging its ground close to civilian area of Birring village in Jalandhar Cantonment. Sources said a team of jawans were digging a portion of defence ground next to the drain of village when they recovered the weapons, buried deep under the ground.
Sources maintained that the Army recovered four rifles, which they have taken into their possession. Local residents, who gathered at the spot, maintained that the weapons were looking similar to ‘rifles.’ As soon as the jawans noticed the weapons, they informed their senior officers of their regiment, who reached the spot and started investigation. Talking to Daily Post, Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Mehta said: “Something ‘war like store’ has been recovered, the details of which would be made available later. As of now, the Army has instituted an inquiry into the matter.”
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Jalandhar Cantonment, Dayama Harish Kumar said: “We have not been approached by the Army authorities regarding any such things.” It is pertinent to mention here that as of now, the Army authorities have initiated an inquiry on their own and they were yet to inform the police. “We are yet to inform the police about the findings,” a senior Army officer said, adding that they were waiting for the inquiry report before deciding the next course of action.
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