The Pathankot police on Wednesday launched a massive search operation to track down three persons who went missing after abandoning a robbed SUV at a village.
Police informed that the trio was asked to stop at a checkpost at Berhampur in the district, but instead they sped through it. The cops tracked the vehicle, but found it vehicle abandoned at Makhanpur village near Bamiyal.
Pathankot SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said the SUV was robbed by the suspects from Sambha in Jammu on Tuesday.
“We have launched a search operation to trace them,” Soni said. Around 200 policemen have been deployed near Mankahnpur village, police said.
Nothing suspicious was found from the vehicle, police said, adding that it has now been seized. The SUV had a fake registration number, they said.
The SSP said the three were not dressed in army or police fatigues, as was the case with the terrorists in the 2015 Gurdaspur attack.
Three heavily-armed terrorists wearing army fatigues, had hijacked a car and stormed a police station in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in July 2015. They killed seven persons, including a Superintendent of Police, before they were gunned down during a day-long operation.
Last year, four terrorists who had sneaked in from across the border had attacked the Pathankot air base on the intervening night of January 1 and 2, claiming the lives of seven security personnel.