Army, police launch joint search on Punjab-JK border

Police and Army personnel today launched a massive search operation in Dhar block and nearby areas, close to Gurdaspur district which witnessed militant strike last month.
Army, police launch joint search on Punjab-JK border
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Police and Army personnel today launched a massive search operation in Dhar block and nearby areas, close to Gurdaspur district which witnessed militant strike last month. 

The search operation started in the afternoon, Pathankot SSP, R K Bakshi said, but denied apprehension of presence of militants in the Pathankot-Jammu border area. 

"We were not acting on any specific input…" the SSP said.

Senior police officials including IG Lok Nath Angra, DIG Kunwar Vijay Partap, SSP Bakhshi and about 200 personnel of police and the Army cordoned off Ladeti village of Dhar block here. 

Dhar block in Pathankot also borders on neighbouring Himachal Pradesh. 

The search was also conducted in the surrounding areas of the Dhar block, the SSP said, adding so far nothing has been found. 

Notably, prior to the Udhampur strike in J&K, heavily armed militants had also struck in Dinanagar town of Pathankot's adjoining Gurdaspur district last month.

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