Tunnel from Pak to India: BSF completes investigation, asks Pakistan for joint probe

BSF had detected the 30-meter-long tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side last week.

Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016, 23:46 PM IST
Tunnel from Pak to India: BSF completes investigation, asks Pakistan for joint probe
Pic Courtesy: ANI

New Delhi: Days after security forces discovered a 30-meter-long tunnel across Indo-Pak border, the Border Security Force (BSF) said on Tuesday that they have completed the investigation and have asked Pakistan for a joint verification.

"We have completed our investigation, also held sector commanders level talks with them (Pakistan)," ANI quoted BSF Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Sharma​.

He further said, "We've requested them (Pakistani side) for a joint verification. They have assured us that action will be taken."

"They (Pak) said that they will take permission from their HQ &inform us. We're waiting for that so that we can conduct joint verification," Sharma added.

 

Talking about the recent terror alerts issued in various states after intelligence report claimed that 10 Pakistani terrorists may have entered the national capital via Gujarat, Sharma said, "We have inputs and we are alert."

BSF had earlier lodged a protest with their Pakistani counterparts over the cross-border tunnel and passed on the evidence in this regard to them.

Expressing concern over discovery of the cross-border tunnel along the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district, BJP had said that Pakistan should "mend its ways and stop support to terrorism".

Last week, the BSF had detected the tunnel from Pakistan to the Indian side. It was the fourth tunnel unearthed by the BSF in the region since 2012.