Punjab Police have declared a high state of alert about a major terror strike

Punjab on high alert: 5,000 officials take part in operation

New Delhi, Oct 12: The Punjab Police have declared a high state of alert in the state based on Intelligence reports about a major terror strike.

Cordon and Search Operations (CASO) were undertaken in Pathankot and Gurdaspur following the alert. There are over 5,000 police officials who are taking part in the search ooeprations. The operations would continue for a couple of days more and a decision to this effect was taken following a meeting chaired by Punjab Police chief, Dinkar Gupta.

The team undertaking this operation involves the police, Air Force, military intelligence, National Investigation Agency and the Border Security Force. During the operation, the agencies shared inputs about the threat perception and also noted down the vulnerable points, top level officials familiar with the operation informed.

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