Pak Again Targets RS Pura Sector

11 February 2015
The Tribune (Chandigarh)


Jammu: Pakistan last night opened small arms fire on an Indian post along the international border in the RS Pura sub-sector of Jammu district. 'Around 10.40 pm last night, the Pakistan Rangers fired eight bursts of small arms fire from their Nadir post on the BSF's Jugnuchak post in the RS Pura sector. The BSF men exercised restraint and didn't retaliate,' said an Intelligence officer. He said there were no casualties or injuries on the Indian side. Earlier, around 11.57 pm, the Pakistan Rangers had fired 22 rounds of small arms fire from their Thathi post on the Nawapind post of the BSF in the RS Pura sector when some BSF men were busy in a routine maintenance work. The BSF men were clearing the wild growth with the help of a JCB machine. For the past over a week now, except last Sunday, Pakistan has been briefly opening small arms fire in the RS Pura and Arnia sub-sectors. On Sunday night, Pakistan had rained 82 mm mortars and opened automatic weapons' fire on nearly eight posts and villages in the RS Pura and Arnia sub-sectors, resulting in injury to a teen, Khadim Hussain, from Jeora Farm, a Gujjar hamlet. Meanwhile, a BSF jawan allegedly attempted suicide by shooting himself with his INSAS rifle at a forward post along the LoC in Poonch district. The incident took place on Tuesday, said a BSF officer. The injured jawan has been identified as constable Vir Singh, a native of Rajasthan. 'He is undergoing treatment and is stated to be stable. We have initiated a court of inquiry,' said the officer.