Kashmir: Soldier caught with two grenades at Srinagar airport

Jammu and KashmirUpdated: Apr 03, 2017, 06:24 AM IST

Indian troops retaliated "strongly and effectively" to the Pakistani firing, an Army officer said. (Representative image) Photograph:(AFP)

An Indian Army soldier was caught at Kashmir's Srinagar airport with two live grenades Monday morning. 

The jawan was reportedly flying to Delhi on a chartered plane. 

The jawan, identified in news reports as Bhupal Mukhiya from Darjeeling, first told authorities that he was carrying the grenades to catch fish with. 

The grenades would be thrown into a river to stun fish.  


He then admitted, according to ANI, to the involvement of junior-level officers, adding that was just a courier. 

Mukhiya is with the 17 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. 

Mukhiya is currently being questioned.

Further details are awaited.