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High alert in Jammu, Katra as suspects in army fatigues escape

Jammu, 11 June: After sighting two suspects in army fatigues carrying backpacks at Domel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, security agencies have sprung to all preventive measures including sounding a high alert in the Katra and Jammu regions.

This has been done keeping in view the ongoing Vaishno Devi and the about to start Amarnath pilgrimages. A search operation was in force till late last night.

During the search operation Army fatigues and boots were found under a bridge and it is being suspected that both the men have changed into casual clothes to hide their identity. They were carrying backpacks and when the locals found them suspicious, they informed the army and the police, however, the duo managed to escape.

It is quite possible that the two men were looking to make an entry into an army base at Katra or a nearby place. SSP Jammu Sunil Kumar, SSP Reasi Surjeet Kumar along with SOG also reached the spot while the search operation was on and a cordon has been laid.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.