Tribune News Service

Ravi Dhaliwal

Dera Baba Nanak (Gurdaspur), October 4

The BSF and the Punjab Police launched a joint search operation after a drone hovered above Abbad village in Dera Baba Nanak tehsil of the district late last night.

Over 100 incidents this year

An officer said over a 100 incidents of drones penetrating into Indian territory have surfaced this calendar year. “In Gurdaspur district alone, this was the 22nd such flight,” he said.

The flying machine made five forays into Indian territory. Every time it flew over Abbad, the BSF would retaliate by firing rounds. In all, 37 rounds were fired at the drone between 10.30 pm and 3 am. As many as 12 illumination bombs were also used to spot the drone.

The area falls in the police district of Batala and revenue district of Gurdaspur.

Batala SSP Satinder Singh was informed around 11 pm following which he ordered deployment of force in and around the…