Search operations underway at Jammu airport, IAF station after inputs of suspicious movement

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 on Wednesday.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

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 IAF station after some inputs about suspected movement last night", a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

The IAF 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, CRPF and Airport Authority of India (AAI) rushed to the area, which was cordoned off last evening and massive searches were undertaken.

Jammu Airport houses IAF 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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Updated Date: Oct 19, 2016 13:06:06 IST

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