Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday evening seized a sophisticated camera fitted drone which was hovering over the premises of a high-security district jail at Kishtwar. Some reports claim that it was a Chinese drone and allegedly breached the air space.
However, officials believe that it belonged to state administration and one of the drones being used to locate victims of the deadly road accident in Keshwan area of the district on Monday that left 35 people dead and over a dozen others injured.
One of the drones was lost during the search and rescue operation due to a technical fault, and it is believed that the same drone was found near the jail complex, the officials said.
"We found a small sized drone around 5:30 pm yesterday. The drone crashed against one of the watchtowers of the jail and fell on the ground" Kishtwar SSP Sahkit Pathak told ANI.
There are 101 inmates inside the jail including 25 terrorists. Barring four Kashmiri terrorists, others are from Doda and Kishtwar districts.
The communally sensitive Kishtwar district, which was declared terrorism-free over a decade ago, has been rattled by the killing of BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar on November 1 last year, followed by the assassination of senior RSS leader Chanderkant Sharma and his security guard inside a health centre on April 9.