Bharatpur, June 14: Mortal remains of Border Security Force’s (BSF) Assistant Commandant Jitendra Singh have been brought to his native village in Bharatpur. Singh lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in Chamiyal sector in Samba district yesterday. Sub Inspector Rajneesh, Assistant Sub Inspector Ramniwas, Constable Hansraj of BSF also attained martyrdom in the firing by Pakistan Rangers.
The ceasefire violation comes days after two flag meetings held between BSF and Pakistan Rangers to maintain peace on the border. On June 4, a sector-commander level flag meeting was held at Octroi post in Suchetgarh area of RS Pura sector. The meeting was held after Pakistani firing killed two BSF men and injured 14 civilians on June 3 in Pargwal sector of Jammu district.
Even during the month of Ramzan, ceasefire violations by Pakistan rangers across the Line of Control (LoC) and International Border (IB) has not stopped. Many people fled their homes in Jammu, Kathua and Samba sectors last month because of the heavy shelling by Pakistani Rangers. On May 29, a hotline was established between Directorate Generals of Military Operations (DGMOs) of both the nations and it was agreed to follow 2003 ceasefire agreement, but Pakistan again started violating ceasefire within few days.