Pathankot attack: Search operations carried out in Gurdaspur to spot two suspected terrorists

Security forces carried out daylong search operations on Thursday in Gurdaspur district.

Gurdaspur: Security forces carried out daylong search operations on Thursday in sugarcane fields around Pandher village in Gurdaspur district.

The search was conducted, as per The Times of India, after local residents claimed that they had seen seen two suspected militants in the area.

Satnam Singh and Rajinder Singh had reported seeing two suspected militants in army outfit in a sugarcane field.

The Daily quoted DIG, Border Zone, Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh as saying that there was no confirmation of any suspected militant spotted so far.

He added that the search operation was going on.

The report quoted another senior police official as saying that they had some clues.

The Army and police carried out aerial and ground survey to locate the position of suspected militants in the area today.

The location is situated close to Tibri cantonment.

Earlier, all the roads going towards Pandher village and traffic on Gurdaspur-Mukerian road had been diverted.

The report added that BSF and Punjab Police's SWAT team had cordoned off the area around nearly 20 to 25 acres of sugar cane fields.

Meanwhile, the operation to fully sanitise the Pathankot airbase, which was attacked by six terrorists last Saturday, is 'close to completion' with the personnel of NSG, Army and Garud commandos of IAF undertaking the task on the sprawling complex.

On the other hand, the NIA has recorded the statements of Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh, whose role is under the scanner, and his friend Rajesh Verma, officials said adding investigations are under progress.

The 20-member NIA team is being assisted by a team of Central Forensic Science Laboratory.

(With Agency inputs)