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Bomb scare in Gurdaspur after suspicious bag found near bus stand

Bomb scare in Gurdaspur, suspicious packet found near bus stand, bomb disposal squad called in

chandigarh Updated: Jul 30, 2015 15:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Three days after witnessing a terror attack in nearby Dinanagar town, panic gripped Gurdaspur on Thursday afternoon when a suspicious black packet with wires attached was spotted on a road near the city’s bus stand.

Punjab police inspector general (IG), border range, Ishwar Chander told mediapersons that the area had been cordoned off after information about the suspected bomb in a lane adjoining the local DAV School near the bus stand.

“It is a precautionary measure. We are taking no chances after Monday’s terrorist attack. A bomb disposal squad has been called in,” the IG added.

An analysis of the data on two global positioning system (GPS) devices recovered from the three Pakistan-origin terrorists revealed that they intended to target the “heart of Gurdaspur city” after the Dinanagar strike.

First Published: Jul 30, 2015 14:46 IST