High alert in Kashmir after a car hijack at ‘gun point’

KL Desk

SRINAGAR

A high alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday, after suspected militants hijacked a car on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Ramban district.

Sources said the hijacked taxi was on way to Srinagar from Pathankot Punjab and it was hired by two people on Tuesday.

But late Tuesday, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) patrol party found the driver of the car tied to a tree at a secluded place in Ramban district, sources said.

The driver has told the CRPF and Police that he was hired by two people from Pathankot and two more people joined them in Jammu.

“The driver was told to leave the vehicle and it was hijacked by its passengers at gun point,” police source reportedly said.

Consequently, a high alert has been sounded across the state as police fear the hijacked car could be used by militants for subversive activities.

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