On since Wednesday evening, the police-paramilitary joint hunt for two reported Pakistani terrorists continued all Monday as well in the villages around this military station.
Additional director general of police (law and order) Hardeep Singh Dhillon; Amritsar border zone inspector general of police Lok Nath Angra; and deputy inspector general Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh are camping in Gurdaspur to guide and overseeing the search parties.
On inputs received from different villages at different times, DIG Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said: “So far, these have not led us to any suspected person but we’ll continue with the search and keep the traps. We are not taking any information lightly. People also should not spread rumours. Contact police or security forces only if the information is specific.”
The police and paramilitary forces combed all villages around the Tibri military station, which is said to be the target of the Pakistani terrorists. They also looked inside sugarcane fields and abandoned buildings, which could be the possible hideouts of the intruders.
The locals are a little scared, since the administration has advised them to stay indoors after 6pm. Fearing accidental encounter with Pakistani terrorists, farmers do not venture into fields even during day. Since security personnel look at all passers-by with suspicion, many villagers now avoid crossing the checkpoints.
People have started asking whether Pakistani terrorists are for real or a rumour.