BSF chief in Jammu to review security after discovery of tunnel (Lead, changing name in first para)

Jammu, March 4 (IANS) The BSF’s new Director General K.K. Sharma on Friday arrived here to inspect a 50-metre long tunnel unearthed on Thursday that facilitated infiltration from the Pakistani side of the international border, an official said.

A patrol party of the Border Security Force (BSF) had on Thursday discovered a 50-metre-long tunnel at AMK (Allah Mai Kothay) area in R.S. Pura sector of Jammu district, the BSF official said.

“The underground tunnel was 50-metre-long with the other end leading into the Pakistan side of the international border,” the official said.

“It had a height of three to four feet. The objective of the tunnel had been to facilitate infiltration into the state from across the border. We have filled up the tunnel on our side and lodged a strong protest with the Pakistan Rangers,” the official added.

BSF Director General Sharma, who succeeded D.K. Pathak this week, is visiting the district to inspect the tunnel and review security on the international border.

He was accompanied by BSF Inspector General R.K. Sharma.

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