BSF registers protest over killing, hacking of jawan; Pakistan denies role

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: September 20, 2018 8:51:57 pm

The BSF has issued a ‘high alert’ to all its forward locations on the 192-km-long frontier in Jammu. (Representational Image)

The BSF has registered a strong protest with its Pakistani counterpart over the killing and slitting of the throat of one of its jawans in Jammu and has told the Pakistan Rangers that the act was “unsoldierly”, official sources said on Thursday. They said the atmosphere along the border areas was “tense” and a high alert is in place along this region of the Indo-Pak international border.

The sources said the Pakistani side, which spoke to the Border Security Force officials in the noon over the phone, “denied any hand” in the killing of Head Constable Narender Singh on September 18. The Indian side termed the act as “unsoldierly”. It was informed that Pakistani troops “shot and killed” the BSF trooper, they said.

They added that on getting this response, the BSF told the other side that any future misadventure on the India-Pakistan border will be the responsibility of the Pak Rangers. “A brief phone call talk took place between the two sides this noon. When it was brought to the notice of Pakistan that they had killed the jawan by…

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