150-m tunnel probably utilized by Jaish detected in Samba

Jammu, November 22

A 150-metre long underground tunnel suspected to be used by four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists for infiltration from Pakistan was detected by the BSF at the International Border in J&K’s Samba district on Sunday, DGP Dilbag Singh said.

Dilbag Singh, who along with Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal, and Inspector General of Police, Jammu range, Mukesh Singh inspected the scene near Regal village, said the tunnel was unearthed following investigation into the recent encounter near Nagrota.

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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 Jammu-Srinagar highway on Thursday.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists, who had come to execute a “big plan” to disrupt the upcoming District Development Council polls, the police said.

“The police shared some vital inputs found from the encounter scene with the BSF, which managed to find the tunnel after hectic efforts,” said the DGP. Jamwal termed the anti-tunnelling operation as a “major success” and said a strong protest would be lodged with Pakistan.

“The tunnel, 2.5 metre wide and 25 to 30 metre deep, was properly engineered. To evade detection, its opening was found surrounded with elephant grass,” the IG BSF said.

This is the second tunnel detected by the Border Security Force along the International Border in Samba in the last three months. In August, the force found a tunnel in the Galar area.

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