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Rusted grenade detected near Dachigam park, defused

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Srinagar, Sep 07: Government forces on Friday morning detected a live hand grenade inside a stream near Dachigam National Park in Srinagar.

GNS news agency quoted official sources as saying that the grenade was detected by paramilitary CRPF inside the stream and Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) was immediately summoned to the spot.

A senior CRPF officer said the patrolling party of 144 battalion detected the grenade at around 8:45 am inside the ‘nallah’ which is close to the Dachigam National Park.

After being detected, the device was later destroyed without causing any damage by the paramilitary troops and the BDS squad of the police, the officer said.

SSP Srinagar, Imtiaz Ismail Parray also confirmed the incident and said that police has registered a case and investigations into the instant matter have been initiated.

“The device was rusted and probably left there by some old deployments,” he said.

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