BSF unearths secret tunnel near India-Pak border

BSF unearths secret tunnel near India-Pak border

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-03 21:20 Jammu: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday foiled a possible infiltration bid by the terrorists from Pakistan side of the International Border (IB) after they unearthed a tunnel near Nikki Tawi river in Jammu sector. Efforts are on to check out the complete layout and design of the tunnel. BSF IG Rakesh Sharma said that they discovered the tunnel during a routine exercise, after which it was found that it had the passageway originated in Pakistan side of the border. "When we looked at it carefully we found a tunnel. A detailed examination revealed that attempts were made to dig a tunnel from Pakistan side. The entry point of the tunnel is from Pakistan side and the opening in the India side was not yet ready, as we got to know about its existence," he said. "So, a possible infiltration attempt by Pakistan was foiled. It is around 20-22meters long. We will probe the matter and take it to a logical conclusion," he added. A BSF press release said that efforts to check out the complete layout and design of the tunnel are currently underway. (ANI)