Pathankot: A massive door-to-door search operation was launched by the Punjab Police in villages close to ‘vulnerable’ Pathankot airbase on Wednesday. The search operation was carried after the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs chairman P Bhattacharya on Tuesday claimed in Jammu that some terrorists were still hiding in the area. The search was conducted at least in 28 hamlets near the airbase. “We conducted a search operation in 28 villages starting at 5 am for five hours. We asked people whether they have seen any person or suspect who is not from their village. They said they have not seen anyone,” Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal said.
Led by the Pathankot SSP, a total of 300 policemen including 2 SP-rank officers conducted search operation in villages such as Dhira, Tajpur, Akalgarh and Chonga near Pathankot air force base. The search team also comprised highly trained and specially equipped Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandoes. The police also inspected security outside the Pathankot air force base and found that everything was safe. ‘Everything is safe there,’ said Kaushal, adding that the air force was also secured by its own Garud commandoes. “We found nothing suspicious,” said the SSP. Cops taking details of a resident in a village near Pathankot airbase.DP
Search operation was carried out in at least 28 hamlets near Pathankot airbase.
Led by Pathankot SSP Rakesh Kaushal, a total of 300 policemen including 2 SP-rank officers conducted search operation in villages such as Dhira, Tajpur, Akalgarh and Chonga.
The search team comprised highly trained and specially equipped Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) commandoes.
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