Grenade found near residence of ex-MLA Surankote

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Police on Thursday recovered live grenade near the entrance of house of Choudhary Mohammad Akram, former member of erstwhile Legislative Assembly of J-K from Surankote, in Poonch district.

Official sources said that the grenade was found at around 1800 hours near the entrance of Choudhary’s house at Lassana falling under the jurisdiction of police station Surankote. “Police, CRPF and army reached the spot immediately,” they said. While the grenade has been recovered, they said, the incidents comes five days after street light in his lawn was damaged and splinter marks were seen at the wall of his house.

The incident is still under investigation with police trying to find out whether it was an explosion or pellets from hunter’s 12 bore rifle. The house of the MLA, they said, is in close vicinity of a judge. (GNS)

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