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Tunnel suspected for use by terrorists for infiltration detected in J&K’s Samba sector, says police – India News , Firstpost

DGP Dilbag Singh mentioned the tunnel was unearthed following investigation into the current encounter close to Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway

Jammu: A 150-metre underground tunnel suspected for use by 4 Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists for infiltration from Pakistan was detected by the BSF on the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Sunday, DGP Dilbag Singh mentioned.

Singh, who together with Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal, and Inspector General of Police, Jammu vary, Mukesh Singh inspected the scene close to Regal publish, mentioned the tunnel was unearthed following investigation into the current encounter close to Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.

The 4 Kashmir-bound Pakistani terrorists had been killed in a gunfight when the truck, through which they had been travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on the freeway on Thursday.

An enormous cache of arms and ammunition together with 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and 6 UBGL grenades had been recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who had come to execute a “big plan” to disrupt the upcoming District Development Council (DDC) polls, police mentioned.

“Police shared some important inputs discovered from the encounter scene with the BSF which after hectic efforts, managed to search out the tunnel,” the Director General of Police (DGP) advised reporters.

Jamwal termed the anti-tunnelling operation as a “major success” and mentioned {that a} sturdy protest will likely be lodged with Pakistan.

He gave full credit score to the personnel of the drive for his or her dedication, dedication and motivation to look the world full of untamed progress.

“The tunnel, which is 2.5 metre huge and 25 to 30 metre deep was constructed with correct engineering effort to make sure that it isn’t detected as its opening was discovered surrounded with sarkanda (elephant grass),” the IG BSF mentioned.

He additionally lauded the cooperation and common influx of data from police and intelligence companies, resulting in the early detection of the tunnel.

This was the second tunnel detected by the BSF alongside the IB in Samba within the final three months. In August, the border guarding drive discovered a tunnel close to the border fencing within the Galar space.

The BSF carried out the large anti-tunnelling operation after it got here to mild that the 4 JeM terrorists had infiltrated via the Samba sector earlier than being eradicated in Nagrota.

“This was a new tunnel dug out from Pakistan after the older one was unearthed by BSF (in Samba). After the successful operation in Nagrota, the question was how did the JeM group managed to infiltrate into this side from Pakistan, reached the national highway and boarded the Kashmir bound truck,” the DGP mentioned.

He mentioned the terrorists had been carrying 14 weapons and a big amount of explosive materials together with RDX. The police received some proof and shared the inputs with the BSF which lastly led to the detection of the tunnel.

“Anyone with ill intensions coming on the Indian soil will meet the same fate (like JeM terrorists),” Singh mentioned.

The DGP mentioned police have already shared the proof of the involvement of Pakistan which isn’t solely pushing Lashkar-e-Taiba and JeM terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir but additionally supporting Hizbul Mujahideen and Al-Badr terrorists and smuggling weapons into India.

“The material recovered from the terrorists including weapons, wireless sets, medicines, clothes and food items bore the marking of Pakistan. Today, the sandbags recovered from the tunnel were manufactured in Karachi. It shows that from training to launching of terrorists into J&K, everything has the Pakistan (government’s) stamp,” Singh mentioned.

He mentioned the infiltration of the JeM terrorists was completed to disrupt the democratic course of as DDC polls are scheduled to be held in eight phases starting 28 November.

“The four terrorists coming with 14 weapons means that they have sleeper cells and want to hand over the weapons to them. They were carrying RDX which shows they were planning to carry out multiple IED explosions at different places to target forces and the people,” he mentioned.

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