Nagrota Encounter: No clue about truck driver, infiltration route; Pak drone seen flying near IB

Sumit Sharma. Updated: 11/21/2020 11:05:18 AM Front Page

JAMMU: In a significant development, top security officials on Friday asserted that Pakistani Rangers in Shakargarh area of Punjab’s Narowal district in Pakistan helped four terrorists of proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) infiltrate into India.
They said that earlier it was apprehension that the militants had infiltrated from Bobian sector, Samba, but BSF made it clear that they had not found any tunnel along border, nor they found any cutting of the wire on border.
Meanwhile security forces Friday noticed a drone flying inside Indian territory at Border of Out Post(BOP) which came from Pakistan side. “ A drone was found inside Indian territory (about 700 meters) which came from Pakistan side from BOP 64-65 at BOP Chack Fakira (flying at height of 1km). Our BSF also fired on it”, said a senior security officer.
“Yes, BSF personnel spotted a Pakistani drone flying inside Indian Territory at Chack Fakira and fired eight rounds on it, but it escaped”, said SSP Samba Rajesh Sharma.
Further, a day after security forces eliminated four Jaish terrorists in a swift operation at Ban toll plaza on Jammu-Srinagar national highway near Nagrota in Jammu district early Thursday, the truck driver who was ferrying them, remains absconding.
Police said that they did not get any clue about the absconding driver while search operation for the driver was in progress till filling of the report. “Police on Friday searched footage from CCTV cameras installed at Ban Toll Plaza to get any clue about absconding driver, but the exercise remained futile”, said a police officer on anonymity.
However, amid search operation, apprehension galore that the driver was one of the part of the operation and played important role for successful execution of the encounter as the special operations group was waiting for the truck at the toll plaza after receiving an intelligence input.
On Thursday, four JeM terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. The terrorists, who were hiding in a truck, were killed near the Ban toll plaza on the highway of the union territory in the early hours of Thursday. 11 AK-47 rifles, three pistols, 29 live grenades, six UBGL grenades, mobile phones, compass, pithy bags and other ammunition were recovered from the slain terrorists.
Two policemen of the special operations group (SOG) were also injured in the exchange of fire with heavily armed terrorists. They have been identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor in Jammu district and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal in Ramban district.
Both have been admitted to GMC Jammu with injuries on neck and their condition is said to be stable.

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