Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police today rushed bullet proof vehicles to Punjab for its use following the militant attack in Gurdaspur district early this morning.
“We received the request from the Punjab police and we have already dispatched bullet proof vehicles for Punjab, these vehicles are being used by the Punjab police in the ongoing encounter with the militants in Dina Nagar area of Gurdaspur district of Punjab,” Director General of Police K Rajendra said.
He said that no men of the Jammu and Kashmir police have been sent for the encounter, but only the bullet proof vehicles and bullet proof jackets as demanded by the Punjab police.
Four heavily armed militants wearing army uniform today went on a rampage attacking a bus and a police station complex, leaving five persons, including a policeman, dead and several injured in Gurdaspur district bordering Pakistan.
The militants struck a moving bus at Dinanagar area at 5 AM, spraying bullets at passengers, injuring four. The assailants then targeted a health centre followed by a building where the families of police personnel reside and hurled grenades before entering the police station.
Army columns have been mobilised as the ‘fidayeen’ militants were holed up in Dinanagar police station complex.
Special Forces too have been deployed and a gun-battle was on several hours after the mayhem started. (PTI)