Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan carrying 2 grenades arrested at Srinagar airport

By: | Updated: April 3, 2017 10:53 AM

An Army jawan was arrested by police earlier today at the Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir for the possession of 2 hand grenades.

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An Army jawan was arrested by police earlier today at the Srinagar airport in Jammu and Kashmir for the possession of 2 hand grenades. According to Army sources, the jawan was from Darjeeling and he accepted that carry the grenades. He told police that he was carrying the grenades for causing a blast in rivers in order to catch fishes. The jawan has been identified as Bhopal Mukhiya of JAK Rifles and he posted at Uri sector in Kashmir. An official of the anti-hijacking force said, “he was taken into custody after two hand grenades were recovered from his possession during the search at the main gate of the airport.” He further added, “the jawan is being questioned about the explosives.”

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In a recent development in the case, with the probe, still going the jawan has admmited the involvement of junior level officers with him.

In yet another terrorist attack in the Kashmir valley, a police constable was killed and at least 15 personnel were injured on April 3 in a grenade attack by militants in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar. Confirming the attack, a police official said militants hurled the grenade on a police party next to Ganjbaksh Park in Nowhatta area of the city at around 7:00 PM when the cops were withdrawing from there after day-long law and order duty. He said 16 policemen were injured in the grenade blast. One of them, police constable Shamin Ahmed, succumbed to injuries later. Two CRPF personnel were also among the injured. The injured cops were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The official said miscreants had engaged the cops by pelting stones on them in the same area.

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