Suspected man detained near pathankot airbase, released later

A scare was created tonight after a man with a bag was spotted moving in a suspicious manner outside the Pathankot Air base, which was the target of a terror attack till Tuesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 06, 2016, 23:01 PM IST
Suspected man detained near pathankot airbase, released later

Pathankot: A scare was created tonight after a man with a bag was spotted moving in a suspicious manner outside the Pathankot Air base, which was the target of a terror attack till Tuesday.

The bearded man, wearing a khaki coloured trousers, was immediately detained by the security personnel, including those of the IAF, after he apparently did not heed to the directive to open his bag.

Aiming their guns at him, the security personnel asked him to keep the bag away and lie on the ground. The man was probed by the security personnel, including by Punjab Policemen, about his antecedents and his movement.

However, the man was let off after about 45 minutes as nothing objectionable was found from his bag, police sources said, adding his mental condition appeared to be unsound.

Personnel of the NSG, Army and Air Force, joined by Punjab Policemen, earlier made a thorough check of his belongings in the bag which included some clothes, currency, visiting cards of a transport company and other papers.

His pockets were also searched by the security personnel and the jacket he was wearing was removed for a thorough check of his person.