Youth held by Army for lobbing grenade at election rally

  • PTI, Srinagar
  • Updated: Nov 21, 2014 18:00 IST

A grenade was lobbed by a youth on Friday at an election rally being addressed by a PDP candidate in Noorabad Assembly seat of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

However, it landed in a drain and did not explode and the youth was apprehended by the Army.

"A team of Army apprehended a person involved in grenade lobbing at an election rally in Nohama area of Noorabad today," an army official said.

"The apprehended person will be handed over to the police after the rally is over," the official said adding a bomb disposal squad has been rushed to the spot to destroy the explosive.

PDP has fielded Abdul Majid Paddar from Noorabad seat against sitting National Conference minister Sakina Ittoo.

The polling in the constituency will be held in the second phase on December 2.

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