BSF tells Pak rangers not to fire along International Border

  • PTI
  • Updated: Oct 04, 2014 19:20 IST

Amid frequent violations of ceasefireby Pakistan, BSF on Saturday told Pakistani rangers not to fire along the International Border (IB) as "it is not good for general public of both the sides".

"We have told them (Pak Rangers) in the morning (during patrolling) don't fire it is not good for general public of both the sides," Inspector General (IG) BSF, Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Sharma told PTI here.

"Why are you (Pak Rangers) firing. If you fire, we will also fire," is what has been conveyed to Pak rangers during patrolling of IB by BSF troops this morning, he said.Pakistani rangers had resorted to firing and mortar
shelling along IB on night of August 2 and August 3 in Pargwal and Arnia forward belts of Jammu district resulting in injuries to 2 people.

"Pak has habit for firing on IB and LoC without rhyme and reason," the IG said, adding that, firing has not be on the level which we have seen in August this year.

"The situation is normal and peaceful this time," he said.Pakistani troops resorted to firing and shelling mortar
bombs along LoC in Sabjian forward belt in Poonch district in which one girl has been killed and 10 others injured.

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