Another soldier caught with live bullet at Srinagar airport

A day after Jammu and Kashmir police apprehended an Indian Army soldier with grenades and live ammunition at Srinagar airport, another personnel was caught with a cartridge on Tuesday.

Sources said Raj Pandiya, who was carrying a live cartridge of INSAS rifle in his luggage, has been handed over to army authorities.

Pandiya said he had forgotten the bullet, which was detected during an X-ray scanning at the airport, in his baggage by mistake. He was scheduled to board an Indigo flight to Mumbai.

The soldier was posted at 319 FD Hospital AMC Pattan in north Kashmir.

On Monday, Bhopal Mukhia of 17 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles was arrested with two grenades and four rounds of live ammunition at Srinagar airport. He has been granted bail by a local court in Kashmir on Tuesday.