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Journalist arrested with grenades in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk

Armed forces on Tuesday arrested a journalist from Lal Chowk area in Jammu and Kashmir’s summer capital and recovered two grenades from him, police said.

The journalist has been identified as Aadil Farooq, who works with a local news agency, they said.

A resident of Khrew Pampore in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, Farooq was arrested near Macca Market, Lal Chowk in Srinagar, a police official said.

During a search of his bag, two hand grenades were recovered, he said.

Farooq works as a journalist with a local news agency, the official said.

An investigation is underway and more arrests are expected, he said.

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