Firing by Pakistan Rangers triggers panic
No Loss Reported; District Admn Imposes Restrictions
GK NEWS NETWORK
JAMMU, Aug 17: Heavy firing by Pakistani Rangers at Abdullian border outpost along International Border in RS Pura sector for the second consecutive day triggered panic and fear among the villagers.
Though no loss of life or property was reported in the fresh firing incident, the district administration today imposed Section 144 CrPC, in and around 500 meters stretch of Abdullian post in order to restrict the civilian movement along the border.
Sources informed Greater Kashmir that at around 7:30 AM Friday, Pakistani Rangers again resorted to heavy firing, targeting the forward villages of Chanduchak of R S Pura sector.
“I was cutting grass for livestock in my field at around 7:30 AM, when indiscriminate firing started. Panic gripped entire area as some bullets started hitting our houses and all villagers rushed to safer places,” said Mohinder Lal of village Chanduchak.
He said that within minutes heavy firing started and BSF soldiers also retaliated. “A mortar shell exploded in our fields” he said.
Officials said that a helicopter which was conducting the aerial survey of the area also came under fire from across the border at around 11:30 AM.
BSF soldiers also retaliated the firing resulting in heavy exchange of fire between two sides which continued for around five hours.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of BSF Rajeev Krishna, Deputy Inspector General, BSF JS Oberoi, Deputy Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma also visited RS Pura sector to take stock of the situation.
They visited various villages and also interacted with the soldiers and villagers.
Talking to media persons IG, BSF Rajeev Krishna said that the firing continued for around five hours but there was no loss today.
He said that Pakistani Rangers have also fired five mortar shells on this side and their action was strongly retaliated by BSF. “Our jawans have made it clear that they would give strong reply to any action of Pakistan Rangers” he said.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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