| Jammu |
November 23, 2020 4:36:58 am
IN A key breakthrough, the Border Security Force (BSF) and police have detected a cross-border tunnel in the Regal area of Jammu’s Samba district that was used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to enter J&K before they were gunned down by security forces in an encounter at Nagrota three days ago.
“The tunnel is 15-20 ft deep and nearly 150 m long…It originates from inside Pakistan…It was used by the four Jaish-e-Mohammad militants who were killed recently,” said J&K Police DGP Dilbagh Singh after visiting the site Sunday along with BSF IG (Jammu Frontiers) N S Jamwal and other senior officers.
“All the technical evidence available with us lead to this point only. It appears to be a fresh tunnel, but may have been used by militants earlier also,’’ DGP Singh said, adding that cement bags with Pakistani markings were found inside.
The militants, who entered Samba early Thursday and boarded a truck to Kashmir, were intercepted hours later and killed by security forces during a three-hour encounter.
DGP Singh said the tunnel showed signs of “proper engineering work”, with its opening on the Indian side reinforced with sand bags with Pakistani markings, and…