Jammu: A 150-metre underground tunnel suspected to be veteran by four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists for infiltration from Pakistan became detected by the BSF at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district on Sunday, DGP Dilbag Singh acknowledged.
Singh, who along with Border Security Power (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu frontier, NS Jamwal, and Inspector General of Police, Jammu vary, Mukesh Singh inspected the scene come Regal submit, acknowledged the tunnel became unearthed following investigation into the most recent encounter come Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
The four Kashmir-poke Pakistani terrorists were killed in a gunfight when the truck, thru which they were travelling, became stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on the highway on Thursday.
A giant cache of hands and ammunition including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and 6 UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who had come to catch a “mammoth opinion” to disrupt the upcoming District Fashion Council (DDC) polls, police acknowledged.
“Police shared some critical inputs figured out from the encounter scene with the BSF which after demanding efforts, managed to search out the tunnel,” the Director General of Police (DGP) told reporters.
Jamwal termed the anti-tunnelling operation as a “predominant success” and acknowledged that a sturdy sing will be lodged with Pakistan.
He gave paunchy credit score to the personnel of the force for their dedication, dedication and motivation to appear the dwelling paunchy of wild yell.
“The tunnel, which is 2.5 metre wide and 25 to 30 metre deep became constructed with honest engineering effort to make sure that that it’s no longer detected as its opening became figured out surrounded with sarkanda (elephant grass),” the IG BSF acknowledged.
He also lauded the cooperation and frequent inflow of recordsdata from police and intelligence agencies, main to the early detection of the tunnel.
This became the 2nd tunnel detected by the BSF along the IB in Samba in the remainder three months. In August, the border guarding force figured out a tunnel come the border fencing in the Galar dwelling.
The BSF applied the massive anti-tunnelling operation after it came to gentle that the four JeM terrorists had infiltrated thru the Samba sector prior to being eradicated in Nagrota.
“This became a current tunnel dug out from Pakistan after the older one became unearthed by BSF (in Samba). After the successful operation in Nagrota, the place a question to became how did the JeM community managed to infiltrate into this facet from Pakistan, reached the national highway and boarded the Kashmir poke truck,” the DGP acknowledged.
He acknowledged the terrorists were carrying 14 weapons and a neat quantity of explosive subject fabric including RDX. The police obtained some proof and shared the inputs with the BSF which in the slay led to the detection of the tunnel.
“Someone with sick intensions approaching the Indian soil will meet the identical destiny (adore JeM terrorists),” Singh acknowledged.
The DGP acknowledged police like already shared the proof of the involvement of Pakistan which is no longer most sensible pushing Lashkar-e-Taiba and JeM terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir nonetheless also supporting Hizbul Mujahideen and Al-Badr terrorists and smuggling weapons into India.
“The subject fabric recovered from the terrorists including weapons, wireless sets, medicines, garments and meals items bore the marking of Pakistan. This day, the sandbags recovered from the tunnel were manufactured in Karachi. It shows that from coaching to launching of terrorists into J&Okay, the whole lot has the Pakistan (executive’s) mark,” Singh acknowledged.
He acknowledged the infiltration of the JeM terrorists became achieved to disrupt the democratic assignment as DDC polls are scheduled to be held in eight phases origin 28 November.
“The four terrorists coming with 14 weapons capability that they’ve sleeper cells and are looking at hand over the weapons to them. They were carrying RDX which shows they were planning to place out a pair of IED explosions at assorted areas to center of attention on forces and the oldsters,” he acknowledged.