Army jawan arrested with grenades at Srinagar airport

Kashmir Soldier caught with two grenades at Srinagar airport

Kashmir Soldier caught with two grenades at Srinagar airport

An Army jawan was on Monday arrested from the global airport in Srinagar for possession of two hand grenades.

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"A soldier has been caught carrying grenade in his pocket as reported by the Airport authorities".

A few hours after the inauguration, a policeman was killed and around 14 security personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants, in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar.

Anti-hijacking squad Monday detained an Indian army soldier for carrying two live grenades at Srinagar Airport.

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The soldier, identified as Bupal Mukhia of Darjeeling, is at present posted at Uri with the 17 JAK rifles. "We have filed an FIR in the case and there will be necessary action against the solider", he said.

Further investigation is on to know the exact reason behind the entire incident, said army sources.

Reacting to the arrest, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abudullah tweeted that this "tells a wider story of the problem of unaccounted weapons & ammo".

He said the soldier told his interrogators during questioning that he had received the packet from his officer, "Major sahib".

Srinagar is one of the most guarded airports in the country, with an elaborate security drill in place.

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