Pakistani Rangers fired again at Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the Akhnoor sector, 40 km from Jammu city, early on Friday morning.
Unlike Thursday’s firing by the Pakistanis in which two BSF jawans were injured, no one was hurt in Friday’s gunbattle.
Pakistani Rangers have however denied firing across the border. The denial came at a flag meeting between officers of the BSF and the Rangers after the firing on Friday.
“Early on Friday morning at about 6.45 am, Pak Rangers fired fresh rounds out an observation party. We also fired some rounds. The firing continued for a couple of minutes,” BSF Inspector General A.K. Saroolia told HT.
“There was no cutting or breaching of the fence. There were no ground signs suggesting possible infiltration. But it can’t be ruled out,” Saroolia said.
Jammu IGP Ashok Kumar Gupta did not rule out the possibility of terrorists having sneaked in. “There is a possibility of successful infiltration after firing on the BSF personnel,” he said.
Additional police parties have been deployed at various places in and around Jammu city. Special checkposts have been set up all along the 35-km Jammu-Akhnoor road.