Two persons held in connection with two grenade hurling incidents

Srinagar, May 26: Police claimed to have solved two incidents of grenade attacks in Srinagar by arresting two persons along with the explosive material.

“While investigating a case FIR number 59/2018 U/S 307, 427 RPC, 3/4 Exp. Act registered in Police Station Safakadal, rounded up one suspect namely Basit Ahmad Malik son of Mohammed Ashraf Malik of Nowpora SafaKadal,” a police spokesman said.

During sustained questioning, the suspect disclosed to have lobbed grenades along with another accomplice Adil Qayoom Najar son of Abdul Qayoom Najar of Gulshan Abad Noorbagh at two different occasions viz one at Chatabal in which case FIR No. 55/2018 U/S 307 RPC, 3/4 Exp. Act was registered in Police Post Bagiyas and second at Baripora in which Case FIR No. 59/2018 U/S 307, 427 RPC, 3/4 Exp. Act was registered in Police Station Safakadal, the spokesman said.

Further upon his disclosure, one live grenade was recovered, the spokesman said.

On this information, Adil Qayoom Najar was questioned and upon his disclosure, explosive materials (Apparently RDX weighing about 1.2 Kgs in the shape of 05 Sticks wrapped in carbon paper and detonators) and other incriminating material was recovered, the spokesman said.

The subject further revealed that they were planning to lob a grenade after Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid, Nowhatta, the spokesman claimed.

Further investigation is on to unearth the nefarious plans of anti-national element and banned organization for disruptive activities, the spokesman added. (GNS)

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