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Alert sounded in Pathankot as BSF spots 3-5 suspects near Pak border

punjab Updated: Mar 02, 2016 20:27 IST
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BSF has alerted Pathankot district police after spotting three to five suspects in Pakistan side near Indo-Pak border here.(HT Photo)

Border Security Force (BSF) has alerted the Pathankot police after spotting three to five suspects on the Pakistan side near Dhinda post in Bamial area along the border.

The district police have intensified patrolling and set up nakas. “An alert has been sounded in and around villages located near the Indo-Pak border. Night patrolling by security personnel has been stepped up on the basis of input shared by BSF personnel,” a Pathankot district police official said.

The BSF said it spotted some suspects on the Pakistan side with their highly sophisticated surveillance equipment on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday. “Three to five suspects were spotted by our surveillance equipment on the Pakistan side near the zero line in Bamial area,” said a BSF official.

Polcie authorities remained tight-lipped. Pathankot senior superintendent of police (SSP) said after the air force base attack in January this year, extra police officials are routinely moved in the area

The Dhinda post in Bamial sector also shares its boundaries with J&K’s Kathua district. The sector has remained a favourite route of

militants who recently attacked the frontline Pathankot airbase and the Dinanagar police station in Gurdaspur.

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An alert has been sounded in villages located near the Pak border. Night patrolling has been stepped up on the basis of input shared by BSF

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