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Phone calls from Pakistan create panic in Pathankot border area

After being tormented by the terrorist attacks on the Pathankot airbase and Dinanagar police station, people of these border towns are once again in a grip of fear, as unwanted phone calls from Pakistan have spread panic among the locals living in Pathankot and Dinanagar.

punjab Updated: Feb 04, 2016 23:25 IST
Vinay Dhingra
Fearing harassment in the hands of the police authorities in case they respond to such calls from across the border, people are keeping these calls under wraps. Meanwhile, they want the police and the administration to take action against these unwanted calls, as after the recent terror attacks, the frequency of such calls has been on the rise.
Fearing harassment in the hands of the police authorities in case they respond to such calls from across the border, people are keeping these calls under wraps. Meanwhile, they want the police and the administration to take action against these unwanted calls, as after the recent terror attacks, the frequency of such calls has been on the rise.(HT file photo, for representation only )

After being tormented by the terrorist attacks on the Pathankot airbase and Dinanagar police station, people of these border towns are once again in a grip of fear, as unwanted phone calls from Pakistan have spread panic among the locals living in Pathankot and Dinanagar.

Fearing harassment by the police authorities in case they respond to such calls from across the border, people are keeping these calls under wraps. Meanwhile, they want the police and the administration to take action against these unwanted calls, as after the recent terror attacks, the frequency of such calls has been on the rise.

Naval Kumar, a resident of Pathankot, told HT that on Thursday morning he got a call from a number starting with +92, which is the code of Pakistan, but he did not pick up the call that kept on ringing for a long time.

Deepak Kumar, a resident from Dinanagar, also claimed that he got a call from a number starting with country code +92, which he left unattended.

It may be mentioned here that during the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase, a call from Pakistan had come on the phone of a Dhaki Road girl, who was soon brought before the air force authorities, as Dhaki Road joins its boundaries with the air force station.

Meanwhile, an ISI agent, who was making calls to Pakistan, was also held in the cantonment area on Sunday.

Pathankot SSP RK Bakshi, when contacted, said he would request the locals to inform him in case they get calls from Pakistan. He said the locals need not be scared about this and approach the police in this regard.