Pakistan Army mutilates bodies of Indian soldiers in J&K's Poonch; Pak denies

The Pakistan Army on Monday killed two Indian soldiers in unprovoked cross-border firing and mutiliated their bodies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army said on Monday.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: May 01, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Pakistan Army mutilates bodies of Indian soldiers in J&K's Poonch; Pak denies
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New Delhi/Srinagar,: The Pakistan Army on Monday killed two Indian soldiers in unprovoked cross-border firing and mutiliated their bodies in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army said on Monday.

The "despicable act" occurred at the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector of Jammu region, the Northern Command said, and warned of "appropriate response" to "an unsoldierly act by the Pakistan Army".

"In an unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers were mutilated," the Indian Army said in a statement.

FULL STATEMENT BY INDIAN ARMY

 

An army JCO and a BSF head constable were killed on Monday and another soldier was injured as Pakistan fired rockets at a forward defence location (FDL) post of the paramilitary force along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceasefire violation took place around 8:30 AM.

Naib Subedar Paramjeet Singh and Head Constable Prem Sagar of the BSF's 200 Battalion were killed in the attack, a senior officer of the paramilitary force said.

"At about 0830 hours, there was heavy firing from Pakistani (army) posts at BSF posts along the LoC in Krishnagati sector of Poonch district with rockets and automatic weapons," the officer said.

Another BSF jawan, Rajendra Singh, was injured in the firing.

Troops guarding the border line retaliated effectively, the officer said.

Pak denies:

Meanwhile, Pakistan has said that its Army did not commit any ceasefire violation on LoC or a BAT action in the Krishna Ghati sector.

"Allegation of mutilating Indian soldiers' bodies is also false, Pakistan Army shall never disrespect a soldier," ISPR added.

Pakistani troops breached the truce along the Line of Control in Poonch and Rajouri sectors seven times last month.

They violated the ceasefire in Poonch sector on April 19 and shelled mortars on forward posts in Noushera sector on April 17.

Pakistan had resorted to firing in the same sector on April 8, in Poonch district on April 5, in Bhimbher Gali sector on April 4 and twice on April 3 in Balakote and (Digwar) Poonch sectors.