Threat of live landmines looms over border dwellers in Jammu

Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 13:31

Jammu: With two more live landmines being
detected and defused in R S Pura sector of Jammu district, the
threat due to the drifting of such mines along the Indo-Pak
border continues to loom large over the population of the
region, official sources have said.

On the basis of information provided by the villagers,
two landmines were recovered and defused in Devigarh and
Tubewell areas of R S Pura sector in Jammu district, the
sources said on Saturday.

Tragedies were averted due detection of the live
landmines by the villagers and their timely removal, they
said.

This was the fifth incident this year of live landmines
being detected by villagers and defused by security forces,
the sources said, adding that the threat due to drifting of
such mines looms large over the population of border areas.

However, the people of border regions allege that BSF has
failed to ensure a mine-free area along the Indo-Pak border
belt and mines have been detected in agricultural lands.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 13:31

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