Rain fury brought trouble for BSF too, fencing flooded at various places

  • Aseem Bassi, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Sep 08, 2014 23:05 IST

Incessant rain has not only wreaked havoc on civilians, but has equally troubled the Border Security Force (BSF), especially in the Gurdaspur sector, where a fence was damaged and water entered into several duty points.

A BSF boat was swept away by the Ravi currents couple of days back and also the jawans had to take alternate positions in few areas due to flooding along fencing.

Confirming this to HT, IG BSF Punjab Frontier, Ashok Kumar said, "Although the water level has come down now but definitely the recent heavy rainfall has had a major impact as far as BSF is concerned in the Gurdsapur region. Not only the area along fencing has been flooded in many parts but also it also breached into duty points at many places."

Couple of days back, a BSF boat also swept away. But we are on alert and keeping a close eye. Also adequate help is sent to jawans wherever necessary, added the IG.

Notably the heavy rains in the region had flooded the fencing in various pockets and the force had to make an alliterate arrangement but is keeping high vigil along the border.Not the border gates that are used by the farmers to go across for cultivation were also flooded badly.

However, a BSF spokesperson claimed that water had flooded the fencing area in Gurdaspur sector but things are under control.

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