BSF detects tunnel in Samba, link suspected with terrorists killed in Nagrota
A 150-meter long underground tunnel suspected to be used by terrorists for infiltration was detected by the BSF at the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on Sunday, DGP Dilbag Singh said.
Singh, who along with Border Security Force (BSF) Inspector General, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal, and Inspector General of Police, Jammu range, Mukesh Singh inspected the scene, said the tunnel was unearthed following an investigation into the recent encounter near Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway.
A BSF officer crawled 150 feet into a tunnel used by Jaish terrorists. The tunnel was used by 4 Jaish terrorists who were killed in a gunfight on November 19. The tunnel used was detected at the international border of J&K's Samba. Comdt Rathore of 173 battalion recovered packets of biscuits & other food wrappers. The ‘Master Cuisine Cupcake’ biscuits recovered is a Lahore based product. Its manufacturing date was of May 2020 & expiry date was 17 November 2020. People aware of the probe said attackers stayed inside the tunnel before moving out. Watch the full video for more.
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Tunnel detected near International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba sector on November 22. The tunnel was detected in a joint operation by Border Security Force (BSF) and JandK police. While speaking to ANI, N S Jamwal, IG, BSF Jammu said, "It seems terrorists involved in Nagrotra encounter used this 30-40 metre long tunnel as it's a fresh one. We believe they had a guide who took them till highway."
Om Mahajan, a resident of Nashik, has covered the distance between Kashmir and Kanyakumari by cycling for 3600 kilometres in record 8 days 7 hours and 38 minutes. The Nashik boy was met with roaring welcome upon his return, with many calling him 'Nashik ka Bhai'. Interestingly, Om Mahajan has brought the title home again as his uncle had also completed the vertical journey in record time, but then was later beaten by Colonel Bharat Pannu. "My uncle's record was broken by Colonel Bharat Pannu sahab. Now I have brought the title home again by doing it in 8 days 7 hours and 38 minutes," he told ANI.