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Army jawan arrested for carrying grenades out on bail

SNS | New Delhi |

The Army jawan who was arrested on Monday for carrying two grenades in his luggage at Srinagar airport got released on bail on Tuesday.

Soldier Bhopal Mukhia of 17 J-K Rifles alleged that a senior officer had asked him to carry the grenades and hand them to a person in Delhi.

Mukhia was posted near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri.

Army sources said that the jawan belongs to Darjeeling and has accepted that he was carrying grenades, saying it was for causing blast in rivers to catch fish.

The soldier was to board a flight to Delhi. He was lodged at the local police station for questioning.