dakshina kannada: 40-year-old grenades found near retired armyman’s house in Dakshina Kannada | Mangaluru News – Times of India

MANGALURU: Acting on leads provided by an ex-serviceman, police recovered five grenades, which are at least 40 years old, from Belthangady taluk of Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday.
Dakshina Kannada superintendent of police Rishikesh Sonawane said exserviceman Jayakumar Poojary called the police station and informed them that “some unknown people” had left a few grenades near his house in Ilantila village in the taluk.
Poojary said he found the grenades near a barbed-wire fence while he was walking down a mud track towards his house. Four grenades were found scattered and the fifth was in a yellow plastic cover. He kept them at a safe place on his premises before calling up cops. Police officials, with a bomb-disposal squad, rushed to the village, besides launching an investigation into the source of grenades. “Preliminary probe showed the handheld grenades were made at an ordnance factory between 1979 and 1983. We’ll communicate with the army about the seizure and check whom it was allotted to,” he said.
The grenades were seized after taking safety precautions as per procedure. A case was registered

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