Late Saturday night, a Pakistani drone dropped a consignment of arms and ammunition in Sohanjana village, on the outskirts of Jammu city. The incident took place just hours after the lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha at Octroi post, inaugurated the retreat ceremony of the Border Security Force (BSF).
Investigating the incident, a senior official termed it as a ‘clear case of a Pakistani drone dropping arms and ammunition for the overground workers or OGWs’. Overground workers are sympathisers of terrorism who help in terror activities. Talking to the media, he said that Sohanjana is a vast area by the side of the fourth Tawi Bridge where large-scale encroachments took place in recent years under political patronage. “The possibility of OGWs among the encroachers cannot be ruled out,” he added.
Reportedly, a villager heard the sound of the flying object and saw it dropping something. Immediately, he informed the police. The consignment wrapped in a yellow-coloured polythene, was tied with a nylon rope. Chandan Kohli, the Jammu district police chief said the incident took place at midnight. The team has managed to recover one AK-47 assault rifle, three AK magazines, 30 AK rounds, and a telescopic sight.
Pakistan uses drones to drops arms, ammunition, weapons, and money in border areas. It is now using these devices to target defense installations in Jammu and Kashmir.