Suspected LeT militant held in Jammu, two hand grenades recovered: Police

A suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant was arrested here and two grenades were recovered from him, scuttling an attempt by the Pakistan-based group to carry out an attack in the winter capital Jammu, a top police officer said on Monday.

The latest arrest comes a day after security forces busted a militant module with the arrest of three militant associates, who were caught along with six grenades, in Poonch district and two more militants with a cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu last week.

Mohammad Ashraf, a resident of Lar-Mahore area of Reasi district, was found roaming suspiciously on the national highway bypass near Bagh-e-Bahu in Jammu at around 7.30 pm Sunday and tried to flee on seeing police personnel but was chased and apprehended, Inspector General of Police, Jammu, Mukesh Singh said.

He said two hand grenades were recovered from the bag which was found in the possession of Ashraf, who was presently living in Peerbagh Colony in Sunjawan area of the city.

The arrested person is linked to the proscribed organization LeT and was tasked by the handlers from across the border to carry out grenade blasts in the city (Jammu), the IGP said.