The border areas of Punjab have always been highly sensitive. Subsequently, the Punjab police and the army officials had been recovering weapons and ammunition from the villages situated at the India-Pakistan border areas.
Likewise, this time, an AK-56 rifle and two magazines, along with 60 cartridges, were recovered from a village in Ferozepur district on Wednesday. Additionally, the Punjab police have registered a case against an unidentified person in the matter.
Reportedly, a senior police official said: “Darbara Singh, a farmer, at Arifke village, went to spray pesticide in his fields, situated on Mallanwala road, 13km from Ferozepur, he found those ammunitions. Furthermore, farmer Darbara Singh informed the police officials, who recovered the weapons.
As speculated by the officials, the ammunition might be dropped by a drone from Pakistan. As per the media reports, on Monday night, a drone coming from Pakistan was spotted by a BSF security personnel of 116 Battalion. The Arifke village is just 5 km from the border.
Moreover, the recovery of weapons and ammunition in Arifke village, Ferozepur district, is a matter of concern for the state as well as the national security. In the border states like Punjab and Rajasthan, the areas situated near the India-Pakistan border, are highly sensitive.
Likewise, Ferozepur is one of the most sensitive areas in the border state of Punjab. Last month too, the BSF (Border Security Force) personnel recovered three AK series rifles, six magazines, two M3 submachine guns, along with four magazines, and two pistols with two magazines in the Ferozepur sector.
It was suspected that the ammunition was smuggled in from Pakistan.
Moreover, in the past few months, especially after frequent recovery of weapons from various border areas in Ferozepur, the Punjab police as well as the BSF personnel have been keeping a close watch in the area.