New Delhi: In a bizarre incident, a 33-year-old man was caught carrying two hand grenades at an Army recruitment drive in Jammu and Kashmir’s Surankote town in Poonch district on Monday.
Talking to PTI, Senior Superintendent of Police, Poonch, Ramesh Kumar Angral, said that the man has been identified as Rajinder Singh. He was arrested after he was frisked outside the Army town gate in Surankote.
The police recovered a C-90 grenade, a UBGL (Under Barrel Grenade Launcher) grenade and a detonator from Singh’s possession. According to the SSP, hundreds of youth have come at the recruitment rally to join the Territorial Army.
Some reports say that Rajinder Singh reasoned this act by elucidating how he was asked to carry some arms in order to get preference in the recruitment drive.
While other reports say that Singh was ill-intentioned and his arrest averted a possible massive tragedy.
Zee sources say that the man was noticed moving under suspicious circumstances by some Army personnel at around 10.15 am and he was then stopped for frisking.