Jammu, July 9: Security forces Friday carried out a massive search operation in Jatwal area of Samba district of Jammu following inputs about movement of "suspicious persons".
A senior police officer told Greater Kashmir that an input was received from a local about the suspicious movement of three to four persons in Jatwal last night.
Based on this information, the officer said, a joint search operation by security forces including J&K Police and Special Operation Group was launched in the area today.
The officer said that no one was found during the search operation even as an alert has been sounded in the border villages of Samba district.
“We are on alert and checking has been intensified,” the officer said.
He further said that the Village Defence Committees have also been alerted and awareness among the locals multiplied our surveillance in Samba to assist police in tracking down any suspicious person.
The officer said that they have held awareness programmes in the border villages of Samba to inform people about how to identify suspicious movement of people and drones.
“We have told them to inform their nearest police station whenever they notice any drone flying in the sky,” the police officer said.
Pertinently, security has been heightened in Jammu and night checking has been intensified after the sighting of drones in various locations including Jammu’s Technical Airport where two explosions had taken place recently.
Precautionary measures are being taken by the security agencies in Kathua and Samba districts as they are located close to the International Border.
On Thursday, district administration Jammu declared Raj Bhawan and civil secretariat as 'no fly zones' in view of a security threat posed by the recent drone attacks.