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Army jawan carrying two live grenades arrested from Srinagar airport

03 Apr 2017 | By NewsBytes Desk
Army jawan carrying live grenades arrested in Srinagar

In a high-profile development, an army jawan was reportedly found carrying two live grenades at Srinagar's civil airport on March 3.

The anti-hijacking squad arrested Rifleman Bhupal Mukhia and took him to Humama police station for questioning.

Since PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chenani-Nashri tunnel a day earlier, a policeman was killed and 14 others injured in a militant attack in Srinagar's Nowhatta.

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Explosives were being sent to Delhi

According to sources, Mukhia, member of the 17 J&K Rifles regiment based in Uri, was planning to hand over the explosives to an associate in Delhi. But they were detected in his luggage before he could board the Delhi-bound plane.
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