An army jawan from Darjeeling was arrested after two grenades were recovered from his possessions by the anti-hijacking squad at Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar airport on Monday.
The jawan, identified as Bhupal Mukhia, was to board a flight to Delhi when the explosives were found in his luggage during a routine X-Ray screening, reports Hindustan Times.
Mukhia has been detained for questioning at a local police station.
Mukhia has reportedly claimed that he was carrying grenades to cause blasts in rivers and catch fish.
Jawan belongs to Darjeeling and has accepted he was carrying grenades, says it was for causing blast in rivers to catch fish:Army Sources— ANI (@ANI_news) April 3, 2017
Reacting to the news, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister, said:
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
(Feature image is representational | Source: Reuters)