A Pakistani militant allegedly set off a grenade while being taken back to prison after a court hearing in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, killing himself and injuring four policemen.
According to a local police official, an initial investigation suggested that the militant, Waheed-ur-Rehman Khan, was carrying the grenade.
“He was must have triggered the grenade himself as we found a live grenade on him,” said Abdul Qayoom, superintendent of police of Sopore.
“Somebody must have handed him the grenade in the court premises,'' Qayoom added.
Khan, a resident of Pakistan who was arrested in 2010, was being taken back to the central jail in Srinagar after attending a court hearing in Sopore.
The blast occurred when the police vehicle transporting Khan was passing through Hygam area of Sopore.
Sopore has been in the news for a series of mysterious killings since May 25. Unidentified gunmen have killed six people in the town.
The injured policemen were admitted to a hospital in Srinagar.