"This time Pakistan also opened fire and in the cross-border firing constable Devender Singh attained martyrdom", said Sharma.
He said this (infiltration attempts and Pakistani firing) was a "very serious incident" because it had happened ahead of the scheduled visit of prime minister to the state on 19 May.
A Border Security Force (BSF) constable, identified as Devender Kumar, was killed in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistani Army along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, a senior BSF official said on Tuesday.
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He was immediately evacuated to medical facilities but he couldn't be saved.Complete area has been cordoned off.
Constable Singh, who was hit by a bullet, later succumbed to his injuries in hospital. BSF noticed the suspicious movement of five unidentified persons along the IB in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district.
"A BSF trooper was martyred yesterday", said KK Sharma.
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Sharma said the presence of a group, comprising five members, was confirmed by high sensitive thermal imaging. We have not so far detected any tunnel but are looking for it. "The anti-tunnelling exercise is going on", he said.
There has been a lull in firing along the IB over the past three months after intense border skirmishes in January and February, which led to many casualties and forced civilians to flee their homes. However, ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the LoC has increased drastically.
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