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Search at IAF station after inputs of suspicious movement

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Security forces carried out a massive search operation at the Jammu airport after an input that two persons had entered the premises after scaling the airport wall, police said today.

One person has been detained for questioning in this regard, sources said.

"A massive search operation was launched by security forces and police in and around the airport and station after some inputs about suspected movement last night", a senior police officer said today.

The pressed into service helicopters armed with search lights during the night operation, he said.

Some children in Azadnagar locality close to Airport in Jammu had informed the people that two suspected persons have breached the wall and entered airport area. The information was passed on to police.

Personnel from the police, IAF, army, and Airport Authority of (AAI) rushed to the area, which was cordoned off last evening and massive searches were undertaken.

Jammu Airport houses station (technical area) and airport complex and is jointly guarded by IAF, CRPF, AAI security setup round-the-clock.

The search operation and information on suspected movement had triggered panic in localities around the airport including Gadigarh and Azadnagar areas.

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 12:57 IST