Jammu: Security forces on Thursday claim to have foiled an attempt to disrupt peace in the mountainous Thathri tehsil of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir with the recovery of explosives.

Working on the intelligence inputs, the Indian army jawans along with local police laid a naka at Thathri Bridge where they intercepted a suspicious person.

They caught the person and checked his belongings, during which, they recovered 25 detonators and 32 explosives (balls of around 100 grams each) from his possession. The person, according to sources, identified himself as Shrikant.

Sources quoting the police personnel told MyNation that the security force personnel took him for questioning to ascertain the motive behind the explosives, and where he brought these explosives from.

His interrogation, according to insiders, revealed some names belonging to ex-militants who turned out to be politicians and other people.

Security forces have started an investigation to verify his claims, and the concerned police have booked him. More arrests in this regard are likely in the coming days. 

A senior police officer, wishing not to be quoted said that the detonators, which were seized belong to a contractor, who is an ex-militant. "We are checking facts whether the detonators are the same needed in road construction or they are illegal. Reality will come out with the checking of records," he added.

Pertinently, the alertness of security forces has averted a significant plan of anti-national forces to disrupt peace in the hilly district which was already passing through a tough time after the killing of a middle-aged man. Bhaderwah is presently under curfew post violent protests.

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