Panic eases out in border belt of Kathua after farmland hole found not to be cross-border tunnel

  • | Saturday | 22nd January, 2022

Jammu, Jan 21 (PTI) Panic gripped the border area of Jammu and Kashmir"s Kathua district for a brief while Friday evening after BSF troops detected a big hole in a farmland near the International Border (IB), presuming it to be cross-border tunnel, sources said.However, it turned out to a hole or pit caused by rains, they said.A big hole in a farmland was detected by troops during a routine search operation in the farmland in Karol Krishna area in the district, they said.Top BSF, police and other agencies rushed to the spot and discovered that it was not a tunnel but only a big hole or pit caused most probably due to rains, they said. "We suffered panic and thought a cross-border tunnel was detected. Top officials rushed to the spot. They used bulldozers to dig the area and found out it was just a hole not a tunnel," a local villager said. PTI AB TIR TIR

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