Woman in CRPF uniform arrested in Pathankot cantonment

  • Vinay Dhingra, Hindustan Times, Pathankot
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 13:43 IST
Police quizzing a woman who was held wearing a CRPF dress near Pathankot Cantonment area on Friday, March 18, 2016. (Vinay Dhingra / HT Photo)

Police arrested a woman dressed in CRPF uniform on Friday near the cantonment area in Punjab’s Pathankot where six attackers struck the Indian Air Force base in January.

The woman was spotted by Indian Army personnel when she was peeping through the gates of Mamun Cantonment area. The personnel informed senior officers who then took her into custody and informed Pathankot Police.

Senior superintendent of police RK Bakshi told Hindustan Times he has asked his men to investigate about the woman. He also said the woman, who is around 40 years old, has been living in Pathankot for many years and seems to be mentally disabled.

Bakshi said she could have picked up a rejected uniform of some personnel and worn later.

“We cannot take a chance even then and would investigate with all means,” he added.

Seven soldiers were killed when suspected Pakistani militants laid siege to the Indian Air Force facility on January 2. Pakistan has registered a case but it has not given the dates for a visit by a Pakistani probe team.

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