Tunnel in Samba- Cross Border Tunnel site in Village Chilyari of Samba district
File Pic of Cross Border Tunnel site in Village Chilyari of Samba Sector

BSF detects portion of the tunnel in Samba sector

The tunnel was first detected by BSF with help of Local farmers in July 2012

Alert BSF jawans Friday detected some of the portion of the cross border tunnel near Chilari post, close to the International border, in Samba.

Soon after the detection the local BSF commanders alerted their senior colleagues in Jammu frontier and they immediately briefed Director General BSF Devender Kumar Pathak, currently on a three day visit to Jammu frontier .

DG BSF, who took review of the prevailing security situation along the International border also visited some of the Border outposts in Kathua and Samba districts and interacted with BSF jawans to boost their morale.

According to official sources, BSF jawans tasked with the job of cleaning sarkanda in the forward areas  along the IB detected portion of the cross border tunnel close to the zero line in Samba sector on Friday morning.

The local commanders immediately informed the frontier headquarters and rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation.

After carrying out necessary ground work the BSF authorities in the area claimed there was no need to raise an alarm as the portion of the cross border tunnel existed along the same axis of the tunnel detected in July 2012.

The BSF had earlier detected a 20-25 ft deep, 400 metre long tunnel near Chilyari post in Samba in July 2012. Following the detection of tunnel BSF had roped in expertise of GSI to detect presence of any other tunnel in the area. GSI experts mapped the area in detail and suggested methods to plug the loop holes after carrying out exhaustive study.

Following the detection of cross border tunnel the local BSF commander has alerted his jawans to prevent any infiltration bid from across the border.

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