BSF starts digging ahead of fencing

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 25: The Border Security Force (BSF) authorities today started fresh digging operation across the fencing to find out complete alignment of the tunnel at village Chechwal in Samba sector.
So far, the BSF and Geological Survey of India (GSI) had done the digging work behind the fencing. They had detected length of the tunnel about 540 meters inside the Indian territory, which had been dug 25 feet under the earth by the Pakistani authorities from their side on the International Border.
Official sources said the BSF had started digging ahead of the fencing to find out exact route of the tunnel.
The tunnel work, which was started today, was expected to continue for few more days, they added.
It may be mentioned here that the GSI experts had detected that tunnel was 540 meters inside the Indian territory. Pakistan authorities had constructed the tunnel to push infiltrators and smuggle narcotics.
Union Home Secretary RK Singh had only yesterday stated that there could be more tunnels on the IB and the GSI would conduct a survey to detect them.

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