Punjab: Drone alert in Gurdaspur, Batala and Pathankot


A police investigation is underway in border police districts of Gurdaspur, Batala and Pathankot with 2,485 personnel of Punjab Armed Police asked to supplement the force.
A police official said the investigation was conducted after they were tipped off about the possibility of drones carrying arms entering Punjab.

In a letter, ADGP (Law and order) asked police personnel to “carry their own weapons, uniform, and bedding” wherever they are sent for operations till October 13. Army and Pathankot Air Force stations are on high alert.

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Even though Gurdaspur SSP Swarandeep Singh described this as a routine exercise, sources differed. Security has been tightened near Kartarpur Corridor and the site of the under-construction as well as the under-construction Integrated Check Post.

Pathankot Civil hospital has been asked to make arrangements to deal with any exigency. The Emergency Unit has been asked to keep blood and medicines ready, besides keeping 20 beds vacant. Also, Gurdaspur and Batala civil hospitals are on alert.

-PTC News