A terror alert has been sounded in border districts of Gurdaspur and Pathankot after a call from Pakistan was intercepted by security agencies suggesting movement of some suspects.
Security was strengthened in Pathankot and Gurdaspur especially Batala town with police along with army and BSF conducting massive checking operation, police said Saturday.
“Security agencies intercepted a call from Pakistan on Friday evening in which callers were heard saying about movement of suspects in a truck to Pathankot or Dinanangar in (Gurdaspur),” police said.
After receiving the input, Punjab police conducted massive search operations late last night comprising 400 security people including Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and BSF personnel.
“We are not taking any chances. Security has been tightened in the border areas of Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Batala,” said a police officer posted in Gurdaspur.
Vehicles going towards and coming from Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh are being checked thoroughly.
Special ‘nakas’ were put up at entry points and other areas in Pathankot and Gurdaspur by police with the assistance of BSF, police said.
Tight vigil is being kept near Indo-Pak borders areas, police said. (PTI)