The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday detected a cross-border tunnel in the Samba sector used by four Jaish terrorists, which were eliminated at the Ban toll square near Nagrota on Thursday, the top police official said.
BSF Inspector General NS Jamwal said, “The tunnel, which has entered about 160 meters inside Indian territory, was detected near the Regal post in the Samba sector on Sunday.”
The IGP further said, “It was used by four Jaish terrorists, who were eliminated at the Ban toll square on Thursday morning.”
“The tunnel originates from the Chak Bhura Pak Rangers post and is reinforced with small wooden planks. It was excavated 20 feet deep underground and had a diameter of three feet, “he informed.
“We have found the rope and 10 to 15 sandbags used to support it (in his mouth),” said IG BSF. He added that the sandbag has the mark of Karachi, Pakistan. BSF detects it around 12.30pm on Sundays.
Jamwal further said that the tunnels proved beyond doubt Pakistan’s involvement in the Ban toll plaza meeting.
“We will file a strong protest with Rangers with all the evidence and pictures,” he added.
A senior intelligence official said the four terrorists were in constant contact with their handlers in Pakistan via digital mobile radio.
“Kahan pahunche, I think soorat e haal hi. Mushkil koi nevertheless, “these texts were sent to the four terrorists.
The handlers, in the Shakargarh area in the Narowal district of Punjab in Pakistan, have asked the terrorists about their whereabouts and whether they had arrived safely.
The restored digital cellular radio has been produced by the Pakistani company ‘Micro Electronics’ and the smartphone QMobile.
“The messages were sent by a handler in Shakargarh,” the official said.
Apart from that, a wireless set and a GPS device have also been restored.
Four Jaish terrorists, believed to be Pakistani nationals, had sneaked into India from the Samba sector on Thursday night along with a large shipment of weapons and ammunition, including six AK-56 rifles, five AK-47 rifles, three pistols, 16 AK magazines, one package. RDX, 20 Chinese hand grenades, six UBGL grenades and 20 kg of explosives.
Acting on intelligence input, security forces intercepted the carrying truck
terrorists at around 4.50am at the Ban toll square near Nagrota in the Jammu district. The terrorists were shot dead in the crossfire that followed. Two security officers were injured in the operation. They are said to be stable.
“A few days ago, (Jaish Masood Azhar founder brother) Abdul Rauf Asghar alias Rauf Lala was seen crossing the International Border in the Shakargarh area of Narowal district. The area has a launch pad (for pushing terrorists into India), “said one of the officials quoted above, who did not want to be identified.
Intelligence agencies had warned of a possible infiltration attempt and a major terror attack on November 26 (coinciding with the 2008 Mumbai attacks and just before the start of local agency elections), the official said. He said that the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police as well as Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were ready.
The truck carrying the terrorists had fake number plates, according to the officer who had identified the vehicle. It was seen at 8:31 p.m. on November 1 in Lakhanpur while crossing into Punjab. They returned to Lakhanpur with rice from Punjab at around 10.33am on November 9, they added.
The truck was not seen on the road from November 10 to November 18. On November 19, was seen at the Sarore toll square in Samba district on the Pathankot-Jammu highway at 3:43 a.m., where he was paying toll taxes, officials said. It reached the Ban toll plaza, the meeting place, at about 4:45 a.m. via Bajalta Chowk on the Sidhra shortcut from Jammu district, investigators said.
According to investigators, the terrorists were asked to surrender but they opened fire on the troops and threw grenades at them. The truck loading the rice sacks caught fire during the meeting. When the weapons fell silent, the bodies of the terrorists were found from the truck. Officials say drugs with the Pakistani mark found on terrorists prove they infiltrated from across the border.
“Once inside Indian territory, it is not a big problem for these terrorists, trained in guerrilla warfare, to cover the distance from the international border to the Jammu-Pathankot highway and the possibility of sleeper cells on the Indian side helping them is also not regulated. get out, “this official added.