A day after an Army jawan was caught with two live grenades from the Srinangar International Airport in Jammu and Kashmir, another army man was today held with a live bullet in his baggage from the same airport.
The soldier, identified as Pandia Raj, was proceeding to Delhi on leave. He was handed over to the Army for further investigation, the official said.
Prima facie, it seems that the bullet was left behind in the bag “by mistake”, the official added.
This is the second incident of an army soldier caught at the airport with live ammunition.
On Monday a jawan was arrested after two hand grenades and other ammunition were found in his baggage during the security screening.
He had claimed that the grenades had been given to him by a “superior official” for transporting these to Delhi.
(With inputs from PTI)