November 23, 2020

Nagrota encounter: Four slain JeM militants had possibly used tunnel unearthed in Samba to sneak in, Says J&K DGP

Jammu: J&K’s Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh a 10-feet deep tunnel unearthed by the BSF near International Border in Samba district of Jammu was possibly used by the four slain Jaish-e-Muhammad militants to sneak in.

On November 19, four JeM militants were killed in an encounter at Ban Toll Plaza near Nagrota on Jammu-Srinagar highway. The security forces had recovered huge quantities of arms and explosives from the slain militants that include 11 AK-47 riffles, 3 pistols and RDX.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the IB where BSF had unearthed a tunnel, the DGP Singh while speaking to reporters said that after analyzing various factors, security agencies had come to the conclusion that four JeM militants killed at Nagrota encounter had infiltrated from Samba district.

“Today, the tunnel unearthed suggests that they may have used this route to infiltrate into this side. Cement bags recovered at the mount of the tunnel have Pakistani marks, stamps and address of the Karachi factory where cement is made,” he said as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), adding that the 10-feet deep tunnel while its length is being ascertained.

He said that the group of four slain militants were carrying huge quantity of arms and explosives and that there may be some of their sleeping cells active as well. “The plans of our neighbour to disrupt the peace stand exposed. Earlier, also a similar tunnel was exposed by the security forces that was later closed,” the DGP said per KNO

He said that launch pads across the LoC are full and “our neighbour was using new tricks to push in militants of JeM and Lashkar-e-Toiba into this side and also recruit new youth.”—(KNO)

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