The CRPF jawans noticed and seized a bag full of half a dozen hand grenades at the Parimpora-Panthachowk bypass road in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. The grenades were found close to the site where CRPF stations its ‘Quick Reaction Team’ (QRT) during the day.

“During a routine road opening exercise along National Highway-44, troopers recovered six Chinese grenades from a sandbag, which was placed on the divider of the road. The alertness of the troops averted an incident on the busy highway,” exclaimed CRPF Spokesperson Abhiram.

The explosives were found in a bag near the highway that adjoins the Police Public school in the Bemina area of Srinagar. Officials said someone might have hidden them fearing strict checking by the CRPF across checkpoints.

Considering the busy nature of the highway the explosives were not diffused at the site but were rather given to the local police for disposal. As a result, security has been increased on the highway.

The bomb squad has also raised suspicion regarding other items being hidden underground in the surrounding area. Further investigations are underway.

The grenades have been recovered two days after militants had executed twin attacks in Delhi. A grenade attack was carried out on a police picket in Chanapora on September 11 and a police officer was shot dead the next day in the Khanyar area.

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