Tunnel used by terrorists for infiltration detected in J&K

Srinagar: A 150-metre long underground tunnel, suspected to be used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists for infiltration from Pakistan, was detected by the BSF at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district.

This was revealed by DGP Dilbag Singh, who along with Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal, and Inspector General of Police, Jammu range, Mukesh Singh inspected the scene near Regal post, said the tunnel was unearthed following investigation into the recent 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 travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on the highway on Thursday.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who had come to execute a big plan to disrupt the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls.

Speaking to reporters, the DGP said Police shared some vital inputs found from the encounter scene with the BSF which after hectic efforts, managed to find the tunnel.


NT Bureau