GURDASPUR: A terror alert has been announced in the border districts of Gurdaspur and Pathankot. The information was given by security agencies of Pakistan.
“Security was reinforced in Pathankot and Gurdaspur particularly Batala town with police alongside armed force and BSF directing huge checking operation”, police said on Saturday.
Terrorists who had sneaked from over the outskirt had assaulted Pathankot air base on the mediating night of January 1-2 while Dinanagar in Gurdaspur was focused on July 27 a year ago.
"Security offices blocked a call from Pakistan on Friday evening in which guests were heard saying in regards to development of suspects in a truck to Pathankot or Dinanangar in (Gurdaspur)," police said.
In the wake of accepting the information, Punjab police directed huge hunt operations toward the end of last night containing 400 security individuals including Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) and BSF work force.
"We are not taking any risks. Security has been fixed in the fringe regions of Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Batala," said a cop posted in Gurdaspur on Saturday.
Vehicles going towards and originating from Jammu and Kashmir and also Himachal Pradesh are being checked altogether.
Exceptional "nakas" were set up at passage focuses and different territories in Pathankot and Gurdaspur by police with the help of BSF, police said.
Tight vigil is being kept close Indo-Pak fringes ranges, police said.
The Pathankot assault had killed seven security work force while four terrorists were executed.
Three intensely outfitted terrorists wearing armed force fatigues, had raged a police headquarters in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur locale a year ago killing seven people, including a Superintendent of Police, before they were gunned down amid a day-long operation.