Kashmir: 66 weapons, 7000 rounds looted since Burhan Wani's death

According to the official data provided by the Home Department in the Legislative Assembly, 16 incidents of snatching and looting were registered in 2016

Kashmir: 66 weapons, 7000 rounds looted since Burhan Wani

Since the death of Burhan Wani on 8th July last year that triggered widespread protests, security forces have lost a huge cache of 66 weapons to militants and protesters, including 17 AK 47 rifles and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition.

The ministry said the weapons looted included 17 AK 47 rifles, 23 SLR rifles, 14 INSAS rifles, 6 pistols, one .303 rifle, one carbine, 3 UBGL thrower and one Taser gun. The security personnel have also lost 196 magazines to mobs and militants who attacked police stations and Army checkpoints several times in the past few months.


The data further reveals that 12 AK magazines, 34 magazines of SLRS, 131 magazines of Insas and four carbine magazines were also snatched from the security personnel by the militants and unruly crowds last year.

According to the official data provided by the Home Department in the Legislative Assembly, 16 incidents of snatching and looting were registered in 2016.  Damhal Hanji Pora Police Station witnessed most four such incidents followed by Pulwama (three) and Kulgam and Shopian (two each). The other incidents took place under the jurisdiction of Batmaloo, Anantnag, Dooru, Chadoora and Budgam Police Stations.

DH Pora police station also witnessed the biggest incident of snatching. On 9th July a day after Wani's death mobs entered the police station and took five Insas rifles, 11 AK-47 rifles, 7 SLR rifles, 1 Taser gun, 6 pistols, 1 Pika gun, 3 UBGL throwers, 10 LMG magazines, 117 Insas magazines, 2484 Insas rounds, 299 AK rounds, 4  AK magazines, 1863 SLR rounds, 1 Carbine magazine, 268 rounds of carbine ammunition, 5 pistol magazines, 133 pistol rounds and 189 Pika rounds.

In some other cases the militants even entered the guarded places and snatched rifles, magazines and rounds from the cops