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BSF Lodges Protest With Pakistan Over Tunnel Issue

BSF had yesterday found the 30-meter-long well- constructed tunnel about 10 feet below the ground. This is the fourth tunnel unearthed by the force in the region since 2012.

Published: 04th March 2016 08:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2016 08:48 PM   |  A+A-

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BSF jawans at Allah-Mai-Di-Kothi BoP of RS Pura sector where a 30-metre-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side was detected by the force in Jammu on Friday. | PTI

By PTI

RS PURA: BSF today said it has lodged a protest with Pakistan over a cross-border tunnel along the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district and passed on the evidence in this regard to them.

"Yes, obviously we have lodged a protest with Pakistan.

We have asked them to take up an investigation (into the matter). We also gave them proof...and expect that they will take action," Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Sharma told reporters.

"We have told them that this has happened in front of your post and it cannot be that you are not aware of it and if you are, please take action," he said when asked whether the Pakistan Rangers were involved in the construction of the tunnel.

BSF had yesterday found the 30-meter-long well- constructed tunnel about 10 feet below the ground. This is the fourth tunnel unearthed by the force in the region since 2012.

"The tunnel even bypassed the three-tier fencing beneath the agriculture field and was designed exclusively for infiltration. A big terrorist attack was being planned...," Sharma said.

He said it was not possible to acertain the exact length of the tunnel on the Pakistan side. "It would be around 200 to 300 meters as it seems to have its entry point near Pakistan's Afzal Post, located about 300 meters from the Indian side," he said.

Asked if BSF fears construction of more cross-border tunnels along the IB to facilitate infiltration, he said "this is not the first act of such type from Pakistan side. We are taking adequate measures to detect and prevent construction of such tunnels."

Also, DG BSF K K Sharma today flew into Jammu to inspect the area. He, along with DGP of Jammu and Kashmir K Rajendra Kumar, was accompanied to the spot by Sharma who also briefed them on the current situation.

Kumar said "a major infiltration bid has been foiled by BSF and security forces. I compliment my brothers in the force...in the BSF. They have done a wonderful job."



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