BSF detects Pak tunnel near International Border in Jammu


This tunnel has been detected today after a long search of two weeks. Possibility of another tubbel can’t be ruled out…reports Asian Lite News

A Pakistani tunnel has been detected near the International Border (IB) near the Chak Faquira border outpost in the Samba sector of Jammu, officials said on Wednesday.

“On Tuesday, a special tunnel checking exercise was carried out in the AOR (Area of Responsibility) of Chak Faquira boredr outpost by the BSF. During the exercise, a freshly dug-up tunnel was detected,” sources said.

“Based on our inputs obtained through interrogation of terrorist associates involved in the Sunjwan encounter two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu last month, we could identify the pick-up point of terrorists after crossing over from Pakistan in Samba district. This tunnel has been detected today after a long search of two weeks. Possibility of another such tunnel can’t be ruled out,” the sources in the security set-up added.

 PoK national repatriated

The Indian Army on Wednesday handed over a civilian to Pakistan authorities who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) in J&K’s Rajouri district.

Defence sources said that the Army repatriated the civilian from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Tuesday.

“Mehmood Hussain son of Shah Wali of village Kotli had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side from Manjakot tehsil on April 28. The area is under operational supervision of Bhimber Gali Brigade.

“During detailed questioning, it was established that Mehmmod Hussain had crossed over the LoC inadvertently.

“A message was sent and contact was established with the Pakistan Army through Hotline, sharing with them details about the individual and the decision to repatriate and reunite him with his family at the earliest.

“On reaching a mutual consensus, the person was handed over to Pakistan Army at Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point, which was opened at 12.39 p.m. yesterday,” sources said.

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