Militant associate held with grenade in central Kashmir's Ganderbal: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday claimed to have arrested an Over ground Worker (OGW) during a naka near Baderkund in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district and have recovered a grenade from his possession.

In a statement, a police spokesman said a joint naka was laid by the police and the army’s 5RR near Baderkund nursery area of Ganderbal.

“During checking, one suspected person tried to evade the naka, but due to timely action by naka party he was apprehended tactfully,” said the spokesman.

While checking the accused, identified as Showkat Ahmad Bhat of Urpash Ganderbal, one grenade was recovered from his possession.

“In this regard case FIR No. 174 of 2020 U/S 7/25 I.A. Act stands registered at Police Station Ganderbal,” said the spokesman, adding that an investigation has been taken up and further more arrests are expected.