Published On: Sat, Aug 29th, 2020

BSF detects tunnel, sandbags with Karachi markings along Indo-Pak border in J&K’s Sambha

Jammu: Before terrorists could manage to sneak in from across the international border or narcotics smuggled in, the alert Border Security Force (BSF) detected a tunnel just beneath the India-Pakistan international border fence in Sambha sector of Jammu region.

The tunnel, about 50 metres from the border fence on the Indian side, was located by a BSF patrol

According to a BSF official on Saturday, following the detection of a tunnel beneath the fence at the international border, the force have launched a major search operation in the area to look for other such hidden structures that aid infiltration.

The official said that the BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana has directed his frontier commanders to ensure that the anti-infiltration grid is intact and there are no gaps along this front.

The tunnel, about 50 metres from the border fence on the Indian side, was located by a BSF patrol on Thursday in the Samba sector of Jammu, said the official.

Later, while examining the tunnel, the BSF officials found plastic sandbags on its mouth that had “Pakistani markings” on them.

The official further said that around ten plastic sandbags with ‘Karachi and Shakargarh’ written on them have been recovered from the opening of the tunnel and the bags have a manufacturing and expiry date embossed on them indicating they were manufactured recently.

Such structure are used by the enemy nation to aid terrorists to cross over from the Pakistan side and also help in smuggling of arms and narcotics, said the official.

It is worth mentioning here thT that the nearest Pakistani border post is about 400 meters from the tunnel.

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