March 2016 News

30-metre-long 'terror' Tunnel Unearthed In RS Pura

3 March 2016
India Today

Jammu: The Border Security Force has uncovered a 30-metre-long tunnel running across the international border between India and Pakistan in the RS Pura region of Jammu. The tunnel may have been dug to plan some major terror attack in India, the BSF said. BSF tunnel busting teams are probing if the tunnel was being operated by Pakistan based terror groups to push terrorists inside India. The tunnel, which is 10 feet deep, was found concealed by elephant grass in RS Pura sector near Allah Mai De Kothey post. The dimension of the tunnel is such that a person can easily sit move inside it. 'We've conducted detailed investigation of the tunnel that was detected yesterday. We also contacted Pak rangers and brought it to their notice. We will present them with all the evidence we have. We expect them to initiate investigation and take action,' Rakesh Sharma, IG, BSF Jammu Frontier, said. 'The dimension of the tunnel is big. It appears that a very big terrorist activity was being planned. Infiltrators may have been planning to use the tunnel to sneak into India,' Sharma added. This is the fourth tunnel unearthed by the BSF in the region since 2012. The BSF had detected a 400-metre-long cross-border tunnel along the international border in July 2012 in Samba sector. In May 2014, it found a caved-in portion of the tunnel in Chillyari border belt in Samba district, which was found 23 metres inside the Indian territory. Another tunnel was discovered in August 2014, which was approximately 130 to 150 metres in length along the Line of Control and originated on the Pakistan side, near a forward post along India-Pak border in Jammu's Pallanwala sector.