A tunnel has been detected near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's sector Samba sector. The underground tunnel is suspected to have been used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to sneak into the country from Pakistan.
The four terrorists were killed in an encounter when a Kashmir-bound truck, in which they were travelling, was stopped for checking at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway on Thursday. According to the police, these terrorists had come to execute a "big plan" to disrupt the District Development Council polls, slated to take place in eight phases beginning November 28.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition including 11 AK assault rifles, three pistols, 29 grenades and six UBGL grenades were recovered from the possession of the slain terrorists.
According to officials, it was suspected that the terrorists infiltrated into this side from Pakistan through the underground tunnel in Samba district. The massive anti-tunnelling operation was being carried out by the BSF since Friday.
#Tunnel has been detected near the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's sector #Samba sector. The underground tunnel is suspected to have been used by four Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists to sneak into the country from Pakistan. @indiatvnews https://t.co/hb9YRLawfW pic.twitter.com/A71FlFZK18— Manish Prasad (@manishindiatv) November 22, 2020
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 investigation into the recent encounter near Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. "Police shared some vital inputs found from the encounter scene with the BSF which after hectic efforts, managed to find the tunnel," the Director General of Police (DGP) told reporters.