Extensive search operation on in Gurdaspur

Friday, Jan 8, 2016,13:38 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Gurdaspur | Extensive search operations are underway near Pandher village here for the third day today after locals claimed that two men in army fatigues were moving in a suspicious manner. In this joint operation of Punjab Police and Army, security officials have been carrying out combing operation around the Tibri Cantonment area, police said today.

Our search operation is going on. We are also doing aerial reconnaissance to locate any suspicious movement, DIG, Border Range, Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh said today. The search operations are also going on in a nearby sugarcane field where the suspects may be hiding, police said. We are mainly searching sugarcane field to locate the movement of any suspect, Gurdaspur SSP Gurpreet Singh Toor said.

In this joint operation with the army, Punjab Police has deployed its Israel-trained SWAT team which have been especially trained to neutralise terrorists. We have deployed our own SWAT teams for this operation along with other state police personnels, DIG said. Punjab’s SWAT team had played a major role in neutralising terrorists who had carried out attack at Dinanagar in the month of July last year. We are taking every information very seriously and our effort is to either authenticate the presence of militants or completely rule it out, Deputy Inspector General Of Police Border Range said.