Pakistan’s nefarious act: Oxygen given by laying pipes from across the border so that terrorists can infiltrate, tunnel dug with state-of-the-art equipment

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Pakistan had also laid oxygen pipes in the tunnel to help terrorists infiltrate in the 150-metre tunnel found near Chak Fakira post of Samba sector on the India-Pakistan International Border. During the investigation of the tunnel, 265 feet long pipe was found, which was installed to supply oxygen to the intruders. Apart from the BSF and police officers involved in the investigation, the NIA team also reached the spot on Thursday. Every corner of the tunnel is being explored by digging.

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The tunnel seems to have been dug just a few days ago.

The investigation of the tunnel found on Wednesday evening continued till late evening on Thursday. On investigation, the diameter of the mouth of the tunnel was found to be two and a half feet. The tunnel has been dug crookedly by going 25 feet below the mouth. The mouth of the tunnel is found in reeds and small mounds, but the surprising thing is that there are BSF mounts on both sides of this mound, where soldiers are deployed day and night. 100 meters on this side of the tarbandi, while on the other side this tunnel is 50 meters long, whose second mouth is found in the forest area. The tunnel appears to have been dug only a few days ago. The team involved in the investigation has dug with machines, due to which the tunnel is being thoroughly examined from inside.

There was no evidence of infiltration, Amarnath Yatra was a target: BSF

Samba. BSF Jammu Frontier IG DK Bhura said that by busting the tunnel, the BSF has foiled the conspiracy of terrorists for Shri Amarnath Yatra. There was a conspiracy to disturb the journey by sending terrorists through this tunnel. He said that there is no evidence of successful infiltration of terrorists, but they are assuming that the terrorists who attacked in Sunjwan must have come from this tunnel.

Anti tunnel operation is being carried out in the border area

After investigation, efforts are being made to connect those links, in which the route of terrorists connects to this tunnel. The IG said that since the terrorist attack in Sunjwan on the morning of April 22, anti-tunnel operation is being carried out continuously in the border area. On Wednesday evening, under this operation, the soldiers saw the soil, during which the mouth of the tunnel was discovered during the investigation.

There was no mark on the bag

Sand bags were placed to strengthen the mouth of the tunnel. The bags found in the earlier discovered tunnels had the seal of Pakistan and the mark of the address. This time 21 bags have been found, on which there is no mark. According to IG BSF, from 2012 till date, BSF has discovered 11 tunnels. Due to the tight vigil on the border, Pakistan keeps trying to infiltrate through tunnels. He said that even before the Prime Minister’s visit to Jammu, inputs regarding terrorist infiltration conspiracy were being received, for which extra vigilance was taken.

Excavated by JCB, reed being uprooted by tractor

A JCB machine has been installed to thoroughly excavate the tunnel, while three tractors have been installed to remove the reeds (tall grass) across the wireband. An official said that the bushes and reeds have been cleared in the past in front of the tarbandi.