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Another Pakistani drone used to drop weapons for terrorists has been found in Punjab's Attari, near the border with Pakistan, a senior Punjab police officer said.
New Delhi: Another Pakistani drone used to drop weapons for terrorists has been found in Punjab's Attari, near the border with Pakistan, a senior Punjab police officer said.
Punjab Police's counter-intelligence unit found the drone after a terror accused, Akashdeep, took them to the location where the drone had gone down.
"This drone couldn't return to Pakistan due to a malfunction, so the accused hid it at a village near the Attari border," senior police officer Balbir Singh of the counter-intelligence unit said.
The drone was kept hidden beneath the undergrowth of a paddy field at the village. In visuals, policemen are seen walking in a file towards the drone.
A drone was also spotted over Delhi's no-fly zone in the posh Lodhi Estate area at around 5.15 p.m. on Friday.
The drone which was flying above Sardar Patel Vidyalaya was spotted by Parvez Alam Khan, Congress Block President of Okhla. He was at the school for an event.
The local police has been informed about the incident. The air force was also informed.
The Punjab Police first announced last week the intrusion by heavy-lifting Pakistani drones to drop AK-47 assault rifles and grenades in Amritsar.
The weapons were meant for terrorists to create trouble in Jammu and Kashmir, according to NDTV report. The drones carried out eight 'sorties' in 10 days this month to drop the weapons, including satellite phones, on Indian soil, the sources said, asking not to be identified. These flying machines can carry up to 5 kg and they flew fast and low to evade detection.
The BSF said they do not have the capacity to monitor aerial movement of such low-flying objects. "Such UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are detected by radars, not by the naked eye as such operations are launched at night," an officer said, asking not to be identified.
Four terrorists of the Khalistan Zindabad Force were arrested at Punjab's Tarn Taran district on Monday. All the weapons and fake notes worth Rs. 10 lakh were recovered from them. A half-burnt drone was recovered by policemen in Tarn Taran last week.
The terrorists burnt the machine after it failed to fly back to Pakistan, they said. The counter-intelligence team of the Punjab Police made a similar recovery of arms in August in Amritsar, near the border with Pakistan. The National Investigation Agency is looking into the case.