Unclaimed bag on Jammu-Srinagar NH sparks panic, traffic suspended briefly


RAMBAN: An unclaimed bag found lying on strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district on Wednesday afternoon sparked a security scare and prompted authorities to suspend vehicular traffic for over an hour, officials said.
They said that the bag was found lying near Cafeteria Morh on 270-Km long highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country.
The bomb disposal squad and sniffer dogs were pressed into service. It was found that the bag contained clothes and had apparently fallen out of some vehicle on highway, the officials said. The highway was reopened for traffic after over an hour. Efforts are on to identify owner of the bag so that it can be returned, they said.