JCO killed in Pakistan shelling in Rajouri

Jammu, October 5

A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Army was killed in heavy shelling by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, officials said.

Man held with 2 hand grenades

  • A man was arrested with two hand grenades and 15 bullets of AK assault rifle in Rajouri district on Monday, the police said.

  • On specific information, cops conducted the checking of a passenger vehicle at Der ki Gali (DKG) in the Thanamandi belt of the district.

  • Irfan Ahmed Jaral of Keller village in Shopian district of south Kashmir was arrested from the vehicle, cops said.

This was the fourth fatal casualty in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in the past five days.

“The JCO was killed in unprovoked Pakistani firing and shelling in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri,” the officials said, adding that further details were awaited.

Earlier, a defence spokesperson said Pakistani troops opened fire and shelled mortars in forward areas in two sectors along the LoC in the twin districts of Rajouri and Poonch in the Jammu region.

Pakistan initiated the unprovoked ceasefire violation in the Nowshera sector of Rajouri around 6.30 pm. The Army retaliated befittingly and the cross-border firing between the two sides continued for quite some time, the spokesperson said.

Later at around 8.20 pm, he said the Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing and mortar shelling in the Degwar sector of Poonch district, drawing strong retaliation by the Indian Army. — PTI

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