SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir police on Monday claimed to have arrested a local person who was tasked to carry out grenade explosions in Jammu.
A police spokesman in a statement said the said person has been identified as Mohammad Ashraf son of Ghulam Din a resident of Lar, Mahore, Reasi at present Peerbagh colony, Sunjawan, Jammu.
The spokesman said that two hand grenades were recovered from his possession.
“On December 27, 2020, a Naka was laid by Jammu Police at NHW bye Pass road and routine checking of vehicles was done,” said the spokesman.
“Late in the evening at 1930hrs, a man roaming suspiciously tried to flee away from the naka on seeing police personnel, and was apprehended from whom 02 hand grenades were recovered, concealed in a bag he was carrying. A case FIR No.95/2020 u/s2/5 explosive substance act, 18,38,39 UAPA is registered in PS Bagh-e-Bahu,” he said.
“The arrested person is linked with the proscribed militant organization LeT and was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city. The handler across was in contact with more terror operatives whose search is in progress. With the timely action by Jammu Police, possible attacks in Jammu City has been averted,” said police spokesman in a statement.