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BSF DG inspects forward posts to track terrorists' route

After substantial evidence emerged from the GPS devices recovered from the Pakistani terrorists, Border Security Force director general DK Pathak on Wednesday inspected various forward posts along the India-Pakistan border in the Bamial sector.

punjab Updated: Jul 30, 2015 11:36 IST
Aseem Bassi
Pahari Pur outpost near Pathankot was among those visited by DK Pathak, BSF DG. Sameer Sehgal/HT
Pahari Pur outpost near Pathankot was among those visited by DK Pathak, BSF DG. Sameer Sehgal/HT

After substantial evidence emerged from the GPS devices recovered from the Pakistani terrorists, Border Security Force director general DK Pathak on Wednesday inspected various forward posts along the India-Pakistan border in the Bamial sector.

As there were inputs that the three terrorists had arrived in Dinanagar in Gurdaspur district from the border along the Bamial region, the DG and other BSF officials closely monitored the various border out posts (BOPs) along the sector.

Though the BSF is yet to find out from where the terrorists infiltrated, they were seen looking for clues. The DG and other officials spent some time along the Dhussi bundh. BSF offcials started from Bamial as it is one of the dots in the data recovered from the GPS devices of terrorists.

Can't pinpoint from where they infiltrated: DG

The DG, who spent some time at the Pahari Pur BOP, said, "I have come here to take stock of the situation. So far we can't pinpoint from where exactly they infiltrated."

When asked if there were any loopholes on the border, he said, "To the best of our ability, we have plugged the loopholes, but challenges are there and we are ready for them." He said it could not be concluded at this point as to which loophole the infiltrators exploited to sneak into India.

The DG said, "Be it smugglers or terrorists, they are infiltrators and we are doing our best to stop them."

BSF inspects routes

As there were inputs that the three terrorists who stormed the Dinanagar police station on July 27 may have sneaked into India a few days back, the BSF is learnt to have inspected the suspected routes too. However, there was no official confirmation on this.

Before heading to the border area, the BSF DG held a detailed meeting with the officials at the BSF headquarters at Gurdaspur.

It was seen that the BSF was closely monitoring the routes to the border region as police had claimed that the data in the GPS was fed on July 21 and it was sometime after that the three terrorists crossed over.

Villagers unaware

Meanwhile, the residents of Pahari Pur village claimed that they did not spot any terrorist. Residents of a few houses along the border said, "This is a peaceful area and we have not seen any infiltration. We don't feel any danger as the troops are alert."