Gurdaspur: BSF fires at ‘suspicious movement’ near border

There was no retaliatory fire, and a combined search operation by BSF and Punjab Police search operation of the entire area at first light on Monday morning yielded nothing.

By: Express News Service | Amritsar | Updated: October 4, 2016 4:18 am

An hour after the terrorist attack on Army camp in Baramulla on Sunday night, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel at Chakri check post near Dorangla village in Gurdaspur district opened fire after detecting movement in the bushes on the Indian side of the fencing on the border.

There was no retaliatory fire, and a combined search operation by BSF and Punjab Police search operation of the entire area at first light on Monday morning yielded nothing.

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“Our personnel suspected human movement in the bushes near Chakri check post. It came few hours after terrorist attack in Baramula.

Immediately, we called more force and opened fire at the bushes. We increased vigil across the area. Ravi moves inside India and Pakistan at many points in this sector. We launched search operation at sunrise. If there were infiltrators, they might have fled by then,” said a BSF official.

Opening of fire by the BSF also mounted tension in nearby Droangla village and villagers also had sleepless night. Not many villagers from Dorangla have taken shelter in the relief camps opened by BSF.

“Drug smugglers know that there is tension on Indo-Pak border and they would not take risk to supply consignment under current situation. It is possible that, last night, the movement was either of terrorists or there was no one there. But it has proved that BSF is ready for any challenge and our soldiers are vigilant on border,” the BSF official said.

Dorangla resident Amrik Singh said there is a lot of weed grass at the fencing and it should be cleared as soon as possible so that anti-national elements should not take advantage of it.

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