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Army jawan arrested with grenades at Srinagar airport

Army jawan arrested with grenades at Srinagar airport

India Blooms News Service | | 03 Apr 2017, 04:20 pm
Srinagar, Apr 3 (IBNS): An army jawan was arrested with two grenades at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar airport by an anti-hijacking squad on Monday.

According to reports, anti -hijacking squad arrested army soldier, who was about to board a flight to New Delhi, with two live hand grenades from his possession at Srinagar International Airport early morning.

The arrested army soldier has been identified as Bhupal Mukhia.

He is a resident of Darjeeling in West Bengal and is from 17 J&K Rifles posted near in the line of control in Uri and has been taken to Humhama Police Station for further questioning.

Senior police officer of the Anti-hijacking squad at the Airport in Srinagar told IBNS, “The Army jawan was arrested at main gate of the airport along with two hand grenades. He was later handed over to Police Station Humhama for investigation,” 

The arrest comes a day after a high-profile visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the state. He opened the Chenani-Nashri all-weather tunnel near Udhampur in Jammu on Sunday.

Hours after the event, a policeman was killed and 14 security personnel was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Nowhata area of Srinagar city.


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