In a massive news break, Republic TV has accessed the details of firing by Pakistan which took place at the International Border in Ramgarh sector in Jammu’s Samba.
As per reports, it was around 9.30pm when a patrol team carrying out repair work of a bunker were targeted by the Pakistani rangers. One jawan was critically injured during the first firing and a rescue team was immediately sent to evacuate him.
Moments later, Pakistan Rangers targeted the rescue team, in which 3 more jawans were martyred and one jawan who was critically injured succumbed to his injuries.
Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing at the International Border in Ramgarh sector in Jammu’s Samba in which four BSF personnel have lost their lives.
"Pakistan Rangers initiated cross-border firing along IB in Ramgarh sector last night. We have lost four of our personnel, including an assistant commandant rank officer, while other 3 of our personnel suffered injuries," IG, BSF (Jammu Frontier) Ram Awtar told PTI.
He said Pakistan Rangers and the BSF had recently agreed to ensure ceasefire along the IB but the former violated it by initiating cross-border firing.
In a tweet, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid expressed his condolence over the incident.
"In Ramgarh Jammu sector of IB, 4 BSF personnel were martyred including one Asstt Commandant & 5 injured due to firing from across. Our heart goes to those who lost their dear ones," he said.
This is the second major ceasefire violation along the IB this month and came despite Director General Military Operations (DGMO) of the two countries agreeing, on May 29, to implement the ceasefire pact of 2003 in "letter and spirit" and a sector commander-level (BSF DIG-Rangers Brigadier) meeting on June 4 to ensure peace by "holding fire" along the IB.