The Jammu and Kashmir Police with the help of their Punjab counterparts detained three terror suspects travelling in a Rajasthan-bound train at Pathankot railway station on Sunday.
Sources said the J&K Police spurred into action after receiving an intelligence input about the suspects on Pooja Express. They were on way to Ajmer from Jammu. The Kathua police were sounded, but the train had left the station.
“By the time we reached Hatli Morh railway station, the train had already left. Therefore, we sought the help of Punjab Police,” a J&K Police officer said. “Three men have been detained and are being questioned,” Punjab Police (Border Range) IG SS Parmar said.
Security agencies in Pathankot have been on alert after four persons, travelling in a hired SUV from Jammu, had snatched the vehicle from its driver at gunpoint near Madhopur on November 13.