The grenades were found in a sandbag near a divider on the road, a CRPF spokesman. Abhiram he confirmed, adding that the alertness of paramilitary personnel helped prevent a great tragedy on the busy highway. Due to the intense traffic movement in the NH, the grenades were handed over to the police for disposal rather than being deactivated on the spot.
Meanwhile, on Monday night, a Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist, identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar from Kothipora in Budgam district, was arrested with a grenade and other ammunition by a joint team of security forces manning a checkpoint in the Pachhaar area of Pulwama district in southern Kashmir.
On Sunday night, thousands of people attended the deputy inspector’s funeral. Arshid Ashraf Mir after his body arrived at the Kalmoona village of Vilgam around 8pm. Mourners couldn’t hold back their tears as the slain SI set out on its last journey, witnesses said. The clips of the funeral also circulated on social media.
SI Mir had left the Khanyar police station, where he was stationed, unarmed, to buy some goods at a grocery store on Sunday afternoon when the terrorists shot him. He was rushed to a hospital where he later succumbed. Mir, who had been inducted into the police force two years ago, is survived by his parents, wife and three children.
His father, Mohammad Ashraf MirHe said he was “proud” of his son. “I demand that the murderers be brought to justice as soon as possible,” Mohd Ashraf additional. A graduate in Botany, Mir had also been an outstanding student throughout, sources said.