Youth arrested with grenade

Srinagar: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a person along with a live grenade in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

A police spokesman said that today at about 1300 hours, a police party deployed for law and order duties on National Highway near Padgampora noticed a suspicious movement of a person who was subsequently asked to stop.

” While the suspected person was trying to get some suspicious object out of his pocket, the police party overpowered him and carried out a personal search of the said individual. During the search, 01 live hand grenade was recovered from his possession” he said.

“On questioning, the said person was identified as Ajaz Ahmad Bhat son of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat resident of Dangerpora Padgampora” he added.

“The said individual was immediately taken into custody and a case FIR number 41 of 2018 under section 7/25 Arms Act was registered in Police Station Awantipora. The investigation into the matter has been taken up.”

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