Gilgit, March 4: There is no curfew in Gilgit but section 144 is being strictly implemented. All offices, schools and colleges will be opened from Monday.
This was stated by GB Home Secretary, Dr. Sajid Chauhan, while addressing an emergency press briefing at the headquarters of GB Scout.
The Home Secretary said that the today a rally came under fire in the Baseen area, when moving towards Sharot, the hometown of one of the people target killed by unknown people in Kohistan the other day. There was an exchange of fire in which a Jawan of the GB Scout was injured.
He said that the situation was soon controlled and it did not lead to any major incident. He further informed that the Punjab Rangers acted swiftly and recovered arms and ammunition form the Amphery locality of Gilgit. He said that three men were also arrested from Amphery.
People have expressed surprise over the violation of Section 144, which bans pylon riding and exhibition of weapons.
In another raid conducted in the Yadgar Muhallah, a large cache of arms and ammunition were recovered and three men arrested, the home secretary further informed.
Giving details of the arms recovered Dr. Chauhan said that 7 shells of rocket launchers, a Light Machine Gun, 3 Kalashnikov and pistols were recovered by GB Scout during the Yadgar Muhallah raid, while Punjab Rangers recovered an LMG, 3 sub-machine guns and 700 rounds.