Jammu and Kashmir on high alert following border firing from Pakistan

Published: Friday, September 18, 2009, 21:10 [IST]
 

Akhnoor (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 18(ANI): Security was beefed up in the Akhnoor sector and in the Jammu region on Friday following an incident of border firing from the Pakistani side.

Further, all entry and exit points were sealed and vehicles were being checked.

Earlier on Thursday, at least two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were injured in a cross border firing from the Pakistani side. The incident took place at the Pargwal Post in the Akhnoor Sector.

AK Sarolia, Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF) Frontier Jammu, said on Friday that a flag meeting with the Pakistan side has been arranged and a protest has been lodged against the border firing.

"We will actually respond as per the situation according to the law. Actually firing came on our check-posts from three or four sides. Illyas (post) is just behind from where the firing came on our jawans. We are having a flag meeting and we are lodging a protest," Sarolia said.

"Reason, may be their frustration or desperation to intrude into our territory. This sort of actually assault on our jawans cannot take place without the connivance of the establishment on the other side," Sarolia added.

Sarolia further said that barbed fence along the border was checked and there is no indication of infiltration.

"I can reasonably tell that so far it doesn't look like that there has been crossing. But, we are taking all precautions. We have checked, there is no breach of fence, there are no tell-tale marks or any other indication of crossing so far," he said. (ANI)


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