The army intelligence personnel have nabbed a person who was suspiciously loitering in the cantonment area near national highway 1 and have recovered some maps of local buildings and roads from his bag, sources said on Thursday.
They said the detained person was suspected to be a spy and was carrying a bag that had a binocular, torch and other documents.
According to the sources, the army authorities took him to some undisclosed destination and later handed him over to local police for further interrogation and verifying his antecedents.
Confirming the development, deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Jashndeep Singh said the military police had questioned him as his movements were suspicious and he was carrying incriminating material, adding that the man was being questioned at Padav police station.
He said further information will be given after the interrogation.
In the wake of Pathankot terror attack the security in the cantonment area was beefed up.