Three kidnapped VDC members give militants a slip

The three VDC members - Shadi Lal, Magar Singh and Kartar Singh - were grazing cattle in Alkanda area of Doda district yesterday when they were kidnapped by militants, officials said.

They were later taken to a forest area and stripped off their clothes, they said.
As one of the two militants cocked the rifle to fire on them, Kartar Singh pushed the ultra and the trio escaped from the spot. They then informed police authorities and army.

Meanwhile, two live grenades were recovered from scrap in Jammu city and defused.
Former Army man Vijay Kumar detected the two live grenades in the scrap collected by women and informed police.
Bomb disposal squal personnel then defused the grenades.

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