Carjacking In Pathankot, Alarm Sounded

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Pathankot: Three armed men allegedly snatched a civilian’s car at gunpoint in Pathankot’s Sujanpur area in Punjab this evening.

The car-jacking brought back memories of the January 1 night when men dressed in military fatigues had taken away an SUV belonging to a Punjab Police Officer.

The men were among six terrorists who struck hours later at the Pathankot airbase in the year’s first terror attack that killed seven soldiers including a Lieutenant Colonel of the elite National Security Guard.

The police, however, said today’s incident is not terror related. The men had stopped a car and asked for a lift near Sujanpur on Pathankot-Jammu highway around 7 pm.

The owner of the car has said that the three were carrying a country-made pistol and threatened him. They asked him to get out of the car and drove away in it.

The police has put up check points to catch the accused.

(inputs from NDTV)

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