Punjab border on alert: Top cops take stock of situation, security increased
Punjab Police have increased its strength in these border villages under which four customised armoured personal carriers (APC) have been requisitioned from PAP Jalandhar whereas an additional 300 police personnel have been deployed in different parts of the border villages of Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts.punjab Updated: May 29, 2017 18:41 IST
Following the recovery of some army combat dresses wrapped in an abandoned wheat bag near the Pathankot Army base, few kilometers away from ammunition depot, late on Sunday evening, security around the area has been beefed up. A battery of top police officials also made whirlwind rounds of the International Border at Gurdaspur and Pathankot districts early on Monday morning.
Seeing the regular seizures and alerts issued by the intelligence agencies, Punjab Police have increased its strength in these border villages under which four customised armoured personal carriers (APC) have been requisitioned from PAP Jalandhar whereas an additional 300 police personnel have been deployed in different parts of the border villages of Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts.
According to information, police is investigating the seizure of the bag containing army combat dresses which bears the mark of Jammu while the dresses are made in the army authorised units of Shahjahanpur and Kanpur. The “planned” hiding of these uniforms in the bushes near the army area is worrying security agencies.
IG (border) Naunihal Singh, DIG AK Mittal, Pathankot SSP Vivek Sheel Soni, Gurdaspur SSP BS Virk and Batala SSP Deepak Hilori led Punjab police force who made visits to the frontier posts of Border Security Force (BSF) to take stock of the situation.
“Tight security is being maintained along the borders and movement of vehicles and railways entering from Jammu and Kashmir is being checked minutely,” SSP Soni said. As per officials, an additional 17 posts have been set up in Gurdaspur border villages while more could be set up if needed, officials said.
After a militant attack on Dinanagar police station and an attack on Pathankot air force base, security agencies are not leaving any stone unturned when suspicious movement is seen or some suspicious objects are recovered.
First Published: May 29, 2017 18:40 IST