BSF head constable killed in Pakistan firing

Written by Deeptiman Tiwary | New Delhi | Published: September 19, 2018 5:30:03 am

The issue has been raised in multiple bilateral talks between border guarding forces of the two countries but things have not changed, sources said. (Representational Image)

A BSF head constable was shot dead in firing from Pakistan in Jammu’s RS Pura sector on Tuesday. He was part of a group of eight BSF personnel who had gone near the border to cut foliage. The head constable, identified as Narendra, was initially reported missing around noon. By evening, a BSF search team found his body three-four metres inside Pakistan.

“The constable’s body has been found. There is bullet wound and he has been declared dead. The team engaged in foliage cutting near the border had come under fire from Pakistan Rangers. It appears one of the bullets hit the constable,” a BSF officer told The Indian Express.

Cutting foliage on the border is a regular exercise. BSF personnel do it periodically for clear line of sight across the border and to ensure that militants do not take cover under them for infiltration, sources said. Pakistan, on the other hand, often tries to stop the exercise by firing at the the teams. The issue has been raised in multiple bilateral…

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