Jammu and Kashmir: BSF jawan martyred in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

BSF jawan killed in Pak ceasefire violation in LoC

BSF jawan killed in Pak ceasefire violation in LoC

Constable Devendra Singh of village Lakhanpur, Sikandera, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, deployed at Manguchak border in Samba got martyred in Pak firing.

Jammu: A Border Security Force jawan was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani army along the International Border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior BSF official said on Tuesday.

He was immediately evacuated to medical facilities but he couldn't be saved.Complete area has been cordoned off. After getting injured in the violation, Singh was admitted to Military Hospital. The foiled infiltration attempt came 24 hours after a high alert had been sounded in Kathua and Samba districts, following the sighting of some suspects in Hiranagar's Bobbiyan area on Sunday night.

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He said that the terrorists had sneaked in using a tunnel. We are trying to locate the tunnel.

"I am sure that they will be detected and neutralised", Sharma said. "The anti-tunneling exercise is going on", he said.

Army also pressed helicopters into service during the search operation which entered the second day on Tuesday, the official said.

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With the death of Constable Devender, the number of persons killed due to Pakistan shelling along the IB and Line of Control (LoC) has risen to 33, the highest this year.

Modi will be visiting the state on May 19. There was a lull in firing noted along the IB in the past 3 months after intense border skirmishes in January and February.

"Pakistan is our hostile neighbour and tries to push terrorists and violates ceasefire regularly".

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