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Jammu & Kashmir: Rusted grenade found on the roadside in Kishtwar

Updated on: 25 February,2024 03:49 PM IST  |  Jammu
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Bomb disposal squad was summoned and the HE-36 hand grenade was safely removed, police said

Jammu & Kashmir: Rusted grenade found on the roadside in Kishtwar

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A rusted grenade was found on the roadside in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district on Sunday. Kishtwar Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abdul Qayoom said the explosive device was noticed at Zargar Mohalla by a local resident, who immediately informed the police, reported news wire PTI.

Quoting the SSP, PTI report said that a bomb disposal squad was summoned and the HE-36 hand grenade was safely removed from the scene. The grenade is in a rusty condition, indicating that it was lying there for a very long time. There was some construction work undertaken about four to five months ago and the debris was dumped here. 

"Prima facie, it appears that the device was present in the debris and was exposed due to recent rains," the SSP said.

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Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir State Investigation Agency recently has filed a fourth supplementary charge sheet against six accused, including three Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen militants, in a case relating to terror funding, officials said on Friday. 

As per PTI report, with the filing of the fresh charge sheet in a special court in Jammu, the number of accused in the case has gone up to 18. The accused includes policeman Saif Din who was arrested in December last year.

The alleged cross-border terror syndicate was busted by the SIA in April 2022 following its investigation into a Hawala case involving former minister and chairman of Nature-Mankind Friendly Party Jatinder Singh who was subsequently arrested and chargesheeted along with 11 others. 

The latest supplementary charge sheet under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Narcotic Drug Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and Indian Penal Code was filed against Din, Mohd Sharief Chechi and Farooq Ahmad Jungal besides Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen militants Hamidullah Khuroo, Farooq Ahmad Shawl and Javed Ahmad Chalkoo, the official said. Chechi and Jungal were arrested by the SIA in August and December last year.

The SIA Jammu has seized Rs 10 lakh and freezed more than Rs 70 lakh in bank accounts which were the proceeds from narcotics smuggled from across the border, PTI reported quoting an official

(With PTI inputs)

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