Pathankot On Alert After Suspicious Bags Found Near Army Cantonment

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Chandigarh:  Two unidentified bags were recovered near Mamun army cantonment in Pathankot on Thursday morning.

According to reports, locals spotted two black colour bags and informed the police. Cops immediately rushed to the spot. The area was cordoned off.

The police recovered mobile tower batteries from the bags.

Security has been beefed up  and  the area has been put on alert since. Search operation is underway to find the owner of the bags.

On Tuesday, an abandoned Scorpio SUV was found in Gurdaspur district. Security agencies had then launched a manhunt after reports of 5-6 suspicious men being spotted near the vehicle.

Read More: Punjab Police Launch Search Op In Pathankot Over Suspicious Movements

The SUV reportedly broke a police barrier before it was stopped. An officer said there were at least six people inside the vehicle when it jumped the barrier. The SUV was later found abandoned.

“It had a fake registration number plate. The car was stolen at knife-point from a person in Vijaynagar area of Jammu,” the officer said.

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