New Delhi :
An army jawan has been arrested from the Srinagar international airport following recovery of two grenades from his possession. The Jawan was about to board a charted flight to Delhi.
Bhupal Mukhiya of JAK Rifles, who is posted at Uri, was taken into custody after two hand grenades were recovered from his possession during search at the main gate of the airport, an official of the anti-hijacking force said.
Army sources has revealed that the Jawan belongs to Darjeeling and has accepted he was carrying grenades and has said that it was for causing blast in rivers to catch fish.
The Jawan has now admitted to the involvement of junior level officers, with him being courier. He is being questioned and further investigation is on about the explosives.
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'.
Not some thing one would usually forget to unpack before boarding a flight. Tells a wider story of the problem of unaccounted weapons & ammo https://t.co/VsnqB7mT2z— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 3, 2017
However, the incident has not yet been confirmed by either the army or police.
(With Inputs from PTI)