Ludhiana: The Army and police conducted searches at Bhagwan Nagar in the city ahead of Republic Day celebrations after local residents reported two suspects near an Army camp in Dholewal and raised alarm on Saturday.
The police later said they appeared to be ‘thieves’, although the searches continued.
Some residents spotted two people in Army uniforms roaming on the Achaar wali Gali in Bhagwan Nagar. Owner of a house on the street also reported that the two men had tried to break into his house through a grill.
The police also took recordings of a CCTV camera nearby, but some officials said later they were unable to have a look at the suspects because the picture was unclear.
Ludhiana Police Commissioner Paramraj Singh Umranagal said: “On preliminary investigation, we found that it was an attempt of theft. But as the street is near to the Army camp, we have initiated a massive search on precautionary ground”.
Umranangal also said that CCTVs caught the very same people wearing blue jackets and roaming the street the previous night at 10 pm.
The Army has also begun to conduct searches in the camp nearby.