Srinagar: An “overground worker” of an undisclosed militant organisationwas arrested from Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday and a grenade seized from his possession, police said.
The man tried to evade a checkpoint set up by forces near the Baderkund Nursery area in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, a police official said.
He said due to timely action by the security personnel at the checkpoint, the man was apprehended and a grenade was seized from his possession.
The police official said the man was identified as Showkat Ahmad Bhat, a resident of the Urpash area in the district.
The police were trying to ascertain which militant organisation Bhat was affiliated to, he added.
A case has been registered and investigation taken up, the official said, adding that further arrests were expected in the case.