In January this year, residents of the RS Pura sector were forced to leave their homes in the wake of the ceasefire arrangement being repeatedly violated by Pakistan.
Official sources maintained Pak rangers may have targeted the BSF posts as massive search operations were launched by the BSF in the same sector to uncover the cross border tunnel possibly used by the infiltrators late Sunday night to sneak inside the Indian territory.More news: Ebola outbreak in the Congo spreads to major city, health officials confirm
On Tuesday, a BSF constable was killed in Pakistan firing on the IB in Samba.
The troubles had started along the global border in Bobbiyan area of Hiranagar sector in wee hours of Tuesday when BSF foiled an infiltration attempt by militants from Pakistan side.
The martyred BSF constable, Sitaram Upadhyay, hailed from Jharkhand, and is survived by a three-year-old daughter and a one-year-old son, reported ANI.
Mourning the death Border Security Force's Sitaram Upadhyay, killed in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, his wife lashed out at the Government which promised to suspend operations against terrorists in the valley during the holy month of Ramzan.More news: Mayawati to Congress: No need to call JDS B-team of BJP
Giving details, the officer said, Pakistan Rangers violated the ceasefire and resorted to heavy and unprovoked mortar shelling and firing along the IB on 10 to 15 BOPs in Samba and Kathua districts since May 16 night.
BSF troops guarding the border retaliated and exchanges were going on at the time reports last came in from the area, a senior BSF officer told PTI.
However, there was a lull in the shelling in Kathua and Samba districts. What'll happen by offering compensation? "People are requested not to move out of their houses", he said.More news: Missing South Carolina Child Believed To Be In Minnesota Or Iowa