The Border Security Forces in the Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir has found a tunnel that is said be to used by the infiltrating JeM terrorists who had come from Pakistan.
The BSF Inspector General Jamwal, DGP Singh and Inspector General of Police in Jammu examined the location where the 150-metre long tunnel was found during the investigation of the Nagrota attack on the Jammu-Kashmir National Highway.
The JeM terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces on the Highway when their vehicle was stopped in the toll plaza for security checking. About 11 AK assault rifles, 3 UBGL grenades and 29 hand grenades were found with the four terrorists who had come with the intention of causing instability in the District Development Council elections.
The Director-General of Police informed, “Police shared some vital inputs found from the encounter scene with the BSF which after hectic efforts, managed to find the tunnel.”
The IGP of Jammu credited the forces for their dedication and commitment that they successfully controlled the JeM terrorist attack and their motivation of combing the area when they found the tunnel which was 2.5 metres wide and about 30 metres deep.
After investigation, it was found that the tunnel was engineered carefully that it could not be traced and the opening was covered with grass. The police and the security forces were honoured for finding the tunnel.
Earlier in August, a tunnel was detected in the Galar area. Soon after, the Border Security Forces had initiated the anti-tunnelling activities. During which the JeM terrorists of the Nagrota attack were traced and the tunnel was found.
“This was a new tunnel dug out from Pakistan after the older one was unearthed by BSF. After the successful operation in Nagrota, the question was how did the JeM group manage to infiltrate into this side from Pakistan, reached the national highway and boarded the Kashmir bound truck,” the DGP added.
The Director-General of Police also said that they have evidence that proves the hand of Pakistan in infiltrating the JeM terrorists and Lashkar-e-Taiba in Jammu and Kashmir, they have also been illegally exporting weapons into India.
In the tunnel that was traced, sandbags were found that were made in Karachi. It reveals that from initiating to the execution, the terrorist activities are organised in Pakistan as the possessions of the terrorists contain their stamp.