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JK: Villager awarded for detecting cross-border tunnel

August 30, 2012 23:58 IST

The villager who gave the tip-off to the army about an underground tunnel dug from Pakistan along the International Border in Samba sector was on Thursday awarded Rs 5,100 cash by the Jammu and Kashmir government.

Samba Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Gupta presented the cash award, a citation and a memento to Sukhdev Singh, a resident of Chachwal village who was the first to discover the 550-metre-long tunnel last month, officials said.

Praising the role being played by border dwellers in providing all kind of support to security personnel deployed in the border, Gupta said, "The residents of these villages in the past have also helped security forces by detecting and checking infiltration from across Pakistan."
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