Pathankot, Mar 23: There was panic in Pathankot following an incident in which a car was snatched at gun point by unidentified persons.
Security has been increased in the area following the incident. Pathankot has been on high alert ever since terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohamamad attacked the air force station.
According to the version given to the police, three men stopped the car under the pretext of asking for petrol.
When the driver of the Ford Fiesta stopped the car and offered to help, a gun was pointed at him. The three men then forced him out before taking the car away, the police complaint states.
The police have launched an investigation into the incident. It is too early to say whether these persons were terrorists, police officials say.
However we are ruling out nothing as of now and have ordered that security be stepped up, the police official also added.
It may be recalled that terrorists from Pakistan had entered Pathankot in January this year before launching an attack on the air base which lasted over 60 hours.
The terrorists had snatched the vehicle of the Gurdaspur SP and investigators suspect that they drove in this vehicle to reach the air base before launching the attack.