Police have arrested three alleged over ground workers of militant outfits from Shopian district of south Kashmir and seized three hand grenades from them, officials said.
The three were apprehended by police during checking between Chekora and Hajipora villages in the district last evening, a police official said.
The arrested persons have been identified as Akeel Ahmad Malla, Asif Abdullah Wagay and Amir Hussain Ganaie, he said adding three Chinese hand grenades were recovered from their possession.
A case under Unlawful Activities (prevention) Act and Arms Act has been registered against the three, he added.
Almost 4,000 personnel, comprising of four battalions of Rashtriya Rifles, eight companies of CRPF, and five platoons of J&K police, including 30 women constables, and the Indian Reserve Police have been deployed to conduct a thorough search in the bordering district.