A day after police launched a search operation for three “suspicious” persons in Pathankot, police today found an unattended bag lying near Dalhousie chowk, triggering a security scare.
Police found two mobile tower batteries in the bag that was found near the Mamun army cantonment.
"A bag containing some batteries was left at Dalhousie chowk by a local trader after he had a fight with someone," Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vivek Sheel Soni said.
The person who left the bag was detained, he said, adding that there was no terror angle behind the incident.
Yesterday, the Pathankot and Gurdaspur districts of Punjab were put on high alert after three “suspicious” persons went missing after abandoning a robbed SUV at a village here, PTI reported yesterday.
The police yesterday claimed the suspects belonged to Jammu and Kashmir. A massive search operation was launched by the police of both districts to hunt them down.
"We have broadly identified them and we are trying our best to arrest them," Pathankot SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said.
Pathankot had hogged limelight after a terror attack on the air force base here in 2016 in which seven security personnel were killed.
In July 2015, three heavily-armed terrorists wearing army fatigues, had stormed a police station in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district killing seven persons, including a Superintendent of Police, before they were gunned down during a day-long operation.