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Abandoned bag with army uniforms found in Pathankot, search operations underway

The army officials later informed local police who opened it and found five shirts and two trousers of army uniform.

punjab Updated: May 29, 2017 10:58 IST
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A search operation was launched by the Punjab Police and the Army after an abandoned bag containing Army uniforms was found here, a police official said on Monday.

A jute bag containing army combat dresses was found abandoned on defence road at Mamoon Cantonment area in Pathankot, on Sunday evening. A passerby found the bag hidden in bushes along the defence road and informed about the matter to army.

The army officials later informed local police who opened it and found five shirts and two trousers of army uniform.

“We conducted a search operation along with army officials here to look for any suspicious person,” the official said.

Station house officer (SHO) Ravinder Mamoon said that the police and army are jointly investigating the matter.

The place where the bag was found is nearly three kilometres from army gates of Mamoon area. The police and security forces keep on patrolling the area after the attack on air base of Pathankot in which the security forces had gunned down four Pakistani militants

(With agency inputs)