The grenades were recovered during a road opening exercise by the 73rd Battalion and were kept in sand bags placed on the road divider of NH 44.
New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday recovered seven Chinese grenades from Bemina, four kilometers from Lal Chowk in Srinagar. According to officials, the grenades were recovered during a road opening exercise by the force’s 73rd Battalion and were kept in sand bags kept on the road divider of NH 44. Officials further said that in view of the heavy rush on the highway, the grenade was not dispersed at the site and was handed over to the Bomb Disposal Squad of the force and the state police to follow the safety protocols and standard operating procedure.Also Read – J&K: Dead body of martyr sub-inspector in Srinagar reaches Kupwara, people’s outrage
While this is not the first time that a Chinese grenade has been found in the Valley, it has been recovered on several occasions in the past, indicating a clear hand of Pakistan behind the incidents of insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, a senior security official said. Is. Pakistan’s army has been receiving Chinese-made weapons and grenades for a long time and their recovery in Jammu and Kashmir shows how Pakistan wants to disturb the pace of peace and development in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Jammu and Kashmir: Four dead, one missing due to cloudburst in Baramulla
Intelligence inputs have indicated that China is helping the Pakistan Army and its intelligence agency, Inter Services Intelligence, to smuggle arms to terror cadres in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read – Jammu & Kashmir: Terrorists attack police team in Srinagar, one sub-inspector injured
China has been supplying hundreds of rifles, Chinese bullet-proof jackets and other gear like night vision equipment and the ISI has tried to send weapons through drones to various areas of Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, which were recently sent to Jammu- Was gunned down by security forces in Kashmir.
Security agencies have also indicated that China is sending arms and ammunition to militant outfits in the North East regions, who have been trained by them.