Days After Intense Encounter, Tunnel Used By Terrorists Found In J&K.
A massive operation is on near the International border in J&K’s Samba.
A 150- metre long underground tunnel thought to be used by 4 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists for seepage from Pakistan was discovered by the BSF at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Sunday, state authorities chief Dilbag Singh said.
Mr Singh, who along senior Border Security Force (BSF) official NS Jamwal and senior cops official Mukesh Singh examined the scene near Regal post, stated the tunnel was uncovered following investigation into the current encounter near Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The four Kashmir-bound Pakistani terrorists were killed in a gunfight when the truck in which they were taking a trip was picked up examining at Ban toll plaza on the highway on Thursday.
A substantial cache of arms and ammo including 11 AK attack rifles, 3 pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades were recuperated from the belongings of the terrorists, who had come to carry out a “huge plan” to disrupt the upcoming District Advancement Council (DDC) polls, authorities stated.
” Police shared some essential inputs discovered from the encounter scene with the BSF which after stressful efforts, handled to find the tunnel,” the Director General of Authorities (DGP) told reporters.
Mr Jamwal called the anti-tunnelling operation as a “significant success” and stated that a strong demonstration will be lodged with Pakistan.
He offered complete credit to the personnel of the force for their commitment, dedication and inspiration to browse the location complete of wild development.
” The tunnel, which is 2.5 metre wide and 25 to 30 metre deep was built with correct engineering effort to ensure that it is not found as its opening was found surrounded with sarkanda (elephant lawn),” Mr Jamwal stated.
He also applauded the cooperation and routine inflow of details from cops and intelligence firms, causing the early detection of the tunnel.
This was the 2nd tunnel detected by the BSF along the IB in Samba in the last three months. In August, the border protecting force found a tunnel near the border fencing in the Galar location.
The BSF brought out the enormous anti-tunnelling operation after it emerged that the 4 JeM terrorists had actually penetrated through the Samba sector before being gotten rid of in Nagrota.
” This was a new tunnel dug out from Pakistan after the older one was unearthed by BSF (in Samba). After the effective operation in Nagrota, the concern was how did the JeM group managed to penetrate into this side from Pakistan, reached the nationwide highway and boarded the Kashmir bound truck,” the DGP stated.
He said the terrorists were bring 14 weapons and a big quantity of explosive material including RDX. The cops got some evidence and shared the inputs with the BSF which finally caused the detection of the tunnel.
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