Armed youth arrested in Pathankot

Amritsar, Jan. 27 (ANI): The Government Railway Police in Pathankot on Wednesday arrested an armed youth on charges of suspicious activity at the city railway station here.

A country made pistol and cartridges were also recovered from the youth.

The police will produce him before court and seek orders for his remand after which a thorough investigation will be conducted.

After the initial round of questioning, the youth revealed that he was from Madhya Pradesh and that he was travelling to Jammu and Kashmir.

Yesterday, an abandoned bag sparked a scare at the Pathankot railway station. An alert was sounded after the police found the bag following which the railway station was evacuated immediately.

However, no explosives were found in the bag after it was cleared by the bomb squad.

Pathankot has been on high alert since the deadly terrorist attack on its Indian Air Force Base last month, killing seven defence personnel. (ANI)

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