Jammu: Police claimed to have arrested a militant and recovered eight grenades from him in Jammu.
With this the police said it has foiled “a major terror plot to trigger blasts” in the winter capital, days ahead of the Independence Day of India on August 15.
Acting on intelligence inputs, police intercepted a bus in Gandhi Nagar area here late Saturday night and arrested a youth from Kashmir who was carrying eight hand grenades, a police officer said.
The arrested youth was identified as Arfan Wani, a resident of Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir. Eight live hand grenades and Rs 60,000 in cash were recovered from his possession, the officer said.
In view of the arrest, a high alert has been sounded in Jammu.
The family of the youth in Kashmir have contested the police claim, and said Arfan was being framed.