Jammu: A high alert was sounded in Jammu and its adjoining areas on Saturday afternoon after noticing four people moving suspiciously. 

A senior police official told MyNation that around 9.10pm, information was received that four people were driving around suspiciously in a white-coloured Maruti Echo on BC Road. Two of them reportedly were in army fatigues and had weapons with them.  

Sources told MyNation that the vehicle was seen rushing towards Manda zoo near the Tawi flyover. 

The place is the same where terrorists had carried out a grenade attack on a police party in May. Two police personnel, including an SHO was injured in that attack. In February, six soldiers and a civilian were killed when terrorists launched an attack on the Sunjuwan military station which lasted for three days.

The security forces, therefore, decided not to take any chances this time around and sounded an alert in nearby districts of Samba, Kathua and Udhampur.

According to the police, one of the four riders in the car were seen asking for help, and prima facie, he looked to have been abducted. 

"One civilian came to us and narrated the incident. We don't have any written complaint or any intelligence input, but as a precautionary measure, we have sounded an alert and all the nakkas have been put on alert," the senior police official told MyNation.