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Pak Rangers deny firings, BSF gets proof

india Updated: Sep 12, 2009 11:49 IST
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Amidst denials of late night firing into Indian territory near Wagah border by Pakistan rangers, evidence of firing has reportedly been traced in the area.

Indian security officials have allegedly found proof of firing from Pakistan side of the border. Fragments of bullet shells and craters formed due to rocket firings have also been traced.

Pakistan's border security forces on Saturday rejected a contention by their Indian counterparts that several rockets were fired into Indian territory from across the border in the Wagah sector.

A meeting between the sector commanders of Pakistan Rangers and Border Security Force (BSF) over the issue remained "inconclusive", a spokesman for Pakistan Rangers said.

Pakistani forces on Friday night fired two rockets towards Indian territory which fell in agriculture fields in two adjacent villages, drawing retaliation from BSF using machine guns.

There was, however, no casualty on the Indian side in the Pakistani action, BSF Inspector General Himmat Singh said.

He said BSF authorities got in touch with their Pakistani counterparts for a flag meeting where India would lodge a strong protest against the action.

The attack happened on a day when the BSF deployed its first batch of women constables at the border to facilitate frisking of women going for work in fields.