Taking no chances , Pathankot police once again came to their toes on late Thursday evening, when somebody raised alarm over an unclaimed briefcase lying near the Chakki Bridge on Pathankot Jalandhar National Highway.
Suspecting some explosive, the police immediately cordoned off the area and pressed the bomb disposal and dog squad into action while rumours started swirling about explosive material being planted in the briefcase.
Pathankot SSP RK Bakshi, accompanied by other officers, reached the spot and evacuated the area.
Plastic material protuding out of the briefcase made the security agencies more suspicious
Subsequently, the briefcase was brought to an isolated place with the help of ropes, where it was opened. everyone seemed to heave a sigh of relief when the briefcase was found to contain three plastic bags of ‘Holi’ colours, one toy with rubber bands and some warm clothes.
Bakshi later told HT taht the police was not taking any chances after the terror threats and the attack on Pathankot airbase.
This is the second such incident - earlier, an unclaimed sleeping bag of an armyman at Pathankot Railway Station had put security agencies on high alert. the bag was later found to contain army uniforms in it.