BSF DG to visit Gurdaspur, Indo-Pak border on Wednesday
BSF Director General DK Pathak will visit border area of Punjab's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan on Wednesday and review the security setup there in the wake of the terrorist attack there.
New Delhi: BSF Director General DK Pathak will visit border area of Punjab's Gurdaspur district along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan on Wednesday and review the security setup there in the wake of the terrorist attack there.
Official sources said senior commanders of Border Security Forces' Punjab Frontier have been informed about the visit and as per the plan, the DG will visit forward locations in that area including border posts falling under Gurdaspur.
The DG, sources said, is also expected to hold a meeting of BSF sector and frontier commanders along with officials of state police and intelligence agencies as part of the overall review of the security situation and defence mechanisms along the IB.
Sources said Pathak could also meet senior Punjab police officials who oversaw the operation that led to the elimination of the three terrorists on Monday.
During yesterday's operation, BSF had sounded Punjab Police for any help required from the border guarding force in terms of men and machinery for the successful completion of the offensive.
Seven people, including a Superintendent of Police, were killed by the three terrorists yesterday in Gurdaspur areas before a crack team of Punjab Police commandos killed all of them.
A probe has found that the terrorists who attacked Gurdaspur yesterday had come from Pakistan using Ravi river and apparently had plans to target one more area.
Giving details of the probe, Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini said in Chandigarh the terrorists had taken the route from Dhussi Bandh (Ravi river) right along the IB to the railway track where they planted bombs and then came to Dina Nagar.
In Delhi, official sources said the probe indicates that the terrorists, suspectedly belonging to Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, had entered India through Bamiyal village and planned to target Gurudaspur civil lines also besides the police station.