Alert sounded in Punjab after suspicious men sighted in Pathankot, abandoned car found
A high alert has been sounded across Punjab after three suspicious men were spotted roaming in a car in Bamiyal area in Pathankot on Wednesday night.
Chandigarh: A high alert has been sounded across Punjab after three suspicious men were spotted roaming in a car in Bamiyal area in Pathankot on Wednesday night.
According to News18.com, the three men in question somehow managed to flee after being confronted by the local people.
Importantly, Bamiyal is close to Indo-Pakistan border.
Bamiyal is the same area that through which a group of heavily-armed and Pakistan-trained terrorists slipped into the Indian side to carry out daring attack on the IAF base in Punjab's Pathankot in January this year.
There was a specific input about the presence of some suspicious men roaming in the area, the report quoted a local police official as saying.
However, sensing the seriousness of the matter, a massive search operation has been launched in the area.
The local police, with the help of security forces, has cordoned off the Pathankot-Dalhousie road to locate suspects.
The Army and Air Force officials have also been alerted.