Pulwama: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested a youth, who tried to throw a grenade at government forces but was ‘overpowered’ and arrested by the forces in Padgampora area of Awantipora.
Awantipora SSP, Zahid Mailk, said that a group of “stone pelters” returning from the funeral of a militant in Aghanjipora of Awantipora were intercepted, following inputs regarding presence of militants in the funeral.
“As the youth were stopped for frisking, two of them tried to escape with one of them trying to throw the grenade at the security forces personnel present at the spot,” Malik said.
He said that the youth was overpowered by the security forces men and the Chinese pistol was confiscated from him. “He was later identified as Aijaz Ahmad Dar, a resident of Padgampora in Awantipora,” he said.