Tunnel utilized by Jaish militants present in Jammu

Freshly dug 30-metre passage below border unearthed in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Safety forces unearthed a tunnel beneath the Worldwide Border (IB) in Jammu’s Samba Sector on Sunday, which was utilized by the Pakistan military to push in 4 Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants who had been killed in an encounter in Nagrota on Thursday.

“We had been on a lookout to determine the route utilized by the 4 JeM terrorists. Each bit of data, together with technical particulars, was put collectively. All of them pointed in direction of their favorite Samba Sector (in Jammu). After plenty of arduous work, the police and the Border Safety Forces (BSF) had been capable of finding the tunnel inside 76 hours of the encounter. It was coming from Pakistan’s Chakbura publish,” Director Normal of Police Dilbagh Singh instructed The Hindu.

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Describing the recognizing of the tunnel as a “massive success”, DGP Singh mentioned the tunnel was utilized by the 4 infiltrators to cross into India through the night time of November 18.

“Every thing we recovered (from the slain militants), from telephones to sneakers to drugs, all bore the imprint of Pakistan. Even the sandbags used to cowl the tunnel, in a bid to make use of it once more, is Pakistan made. There is no such thing as a scope for Pakistan for mendacity in regards to the incident,” the DGP mentioned.

Inspector-Normal, BSF, N.S. Jamwal mentioned the freshly dug tunnel was 30-40 metre lengthy. “We consider they (the JeM militants) had a information who took them until the freeway,” Mr. Jamwal mentioned.

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The closest Pakistan posts, which had been concerned in pushing the terrorists, included Rajab Sahid and Asif Sahib border outposts, the BSF mentioned.

“It seems that correct engineering effort has gone in making the tunnel, which exhibits the hand of the institution,” a BSF spokesman mentioned.

4 JeM militants had been killed in an encounter on the Ban Toll Plaza in Nagrota on November 19 after they had been travelling in a truck, which was headed for Kashmir. The motive force, nonetheless, managed to flee.

Arms and ammunation recovered from the encounter site at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu.

Arms and ammunation recovered from the encounter web site at Nagrota Ban toll plaza in Jammu.
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Nissar Ahmad


Official sources mentioned the authorities working the toll plaza had been planning a full physique scanner for vans to avert any such incident sooner or later.

In the meantime, safety forces on Sunday launched a cordon and search operations in a number of villages of the Mendhar sub-division in Poonch district, following the sighting of a drone by the safety forces on Saturday night.

An official mentioned a number of areas of the Mendhar Sector and Tain-Mankote had been searched on Sunday. The safety forces couldn’t spot the drone or recuperate any weapons within the space, officers mentioned.

Pakistan Military additionally resorted to “unprovoked ceasefire violation” by firing with small arms and shelling mortars alongside the Line of Management in Nowshera Sector, Rajouri, round 11:15 a.m., an Military spokesman mentioned. “Indian Military retaliates befittingly,” the spokesman mentioned.