A soldier was arrested at Srinagar international airport on Monday after two live hand grenades were recovered from his baggage during a routine check.
The soldier, identified as Bupal Mukhia of Darjeeling, is at present posted at Uri with the 17 JAK rifles. He was going home for a holiday and was to board the morning flight to Delhi.
SP, airport, Manzoor Dalaal ruled out the possibility of the soldier having a hijack plan. Director, Airport Authority of India, Srinagar, Sharad Kumar, told The Indian Express that the soldier was detained at the outer gates of the airport during a routine check.