Jammu: A senior BSF official on Sunday said that the role of Pakistan cannot be denied as without their involvement, the tunnel cannot be dug along the International Border.
The BSF, along with J&K Police, in a joint search operation have detected a 150-meter long tunnel in the Regal village of Samba sector of Jammu region.
“The role of Pakistan cannot be denied as without their consent, the tunnel is impossible,” N S Jamwal, Inspector General BSF told reporters here at the tunnel site.
He said the BSF and Police along with intelligence agencies were on the job to crack the route of infiltration and finally on Sunday, the runnel was found.
“It is a fresh tunnel and has never been used earlier for infiltration,” said the BSF Officer adding, “it seems terrorists involved in Nagrotra encounter used this 150 metre long tunnel to infiltrate,” said the IG adding, “we believe they had a guide who took them till highway.”
A joint team of BSF and J&K Police detected a tunnel originating from Pakistan side of IB and exiting into Indian side in the area of BOP Regal, District Samba, Jammu about 150 metres from IB, 70 metre from border fencing with 25 metre depth.
“It appears that proper engineering effort has gone in making the tunnel indicating the nefarious hand of the establishment in abetting terrorist activities. The nearest Pakistan BOPs are – Chak Bhura, Rajab Sahid and Asif Sahid,” Mr Jamwal added.
He said that the exit was in thick bushes carefully concealed and meticulously covered with soil and wild growth.