Security forces apprehended Ashfaq Ahmad Bhat from Bargam village in Awantipora area of Pulwama district last night, he added.

The official stated Bhat was working as overground worker of LeT. A pistol and some ammunition were recovered from his possession.

In another incident, local residents of village Dohama in Handwara area of Kupwara district found a live hand grenade in an orchard last evening, the official said. He cited a bomb disposal squad was rushed to the spot and the grenade was destroyed on the spot without causing any damage.

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