A 30 feet long Tunnel on the International Border which was unearthed by the security forces while they were clearing the class, is no less than a movie plot. As per the latest reports, the tunnel may have bee dug to plan some major terror attack in the country, said the BSF. The BSF is still to ascertain if pakistan has a role to play in the creation of this 30 metre long, 10 feet deep tunnel.
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Here are latest developments:
- The tunnel, which is 10 feet deep, was found on Thursday, concealed under elephant grass at Jammu’s RS Pura sector near a post called Allah Mai De Kothey.
- The tunnel was right below the border fence put up to prevent infiltration into Indian territory.
- “It appears that a big terrorist attack was being planned after infiltration through this tunnel in the near future,” said senior BSF officer Rakesh Sharma.
- The BSF has recorded its protest with Pakistan and says it has evidence on which it expects action.
- “We’ve requested Pakistan Rangers to come forward for investigation. They said we’ll take care and take action,” said Rakesh Sharma.
- The officer said the tunnel dug from Pakistan was meant to push arms and terrorists into Jammu city.
- In 2012, a sophisticated 400-metre tunnel with ventilation pipes was discovered in the Samba sector and another was found near the border in the Akhnoor sector in 2009.
- “Their strategy was to keep the wild growth and to dig the tunnel,” said the senior BJP officer.
- Expertise and lot of engineering goes into the construction of such tunnels, officers say. Arrested terrorists have in the past talked about tunnels being used for infiltration.
- With traditional routes for infiltration getting blocked in a big way, terrorists are believed to have changed their tactics.
- In May 2014, BSF 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.