40-year-old grenades found near retired armyman’s house at Belthangady

4:34 PM, Monday, November 8th, 2021

grenadesBelthangady : Police recovered five grenades, which are at least 40 years old, from Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday.

Five grenades were found at the house of a retired Army personnel at Ilanthila in Belthangady taluk. The grenades that were “manufactured in 1979-1980” were noticed by the retired Army personnel when he came back from a walk on Saturday, Dakshina Kannada SP Rishikesh Sonawane said.

It was Jayakumar Poojary who had come across the grenades near a fence, while he was walking towards his house on Sunday evening. In his complaint, Poojary alleged that miscreants placed the grenades “for causing harm”. One grenade was wrapped in yellow Plastic while others were scattered there, he said.

Later kept the grenades at a “safe place” near his house so that stray animals or children don’t take them away, the officials quoting the FIR.

“Grenades are manufactured in the ordinance factory and as per the prints on them. They were manufactured in 1979-1980. “It is still not clear whether grenades are active or dead. The Forensic team would soon examine them. They have been kept safely with all precautions in police custody,” the official added.

The Uppinangady Police have registered a case.

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