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BSF soldier feared drowned in river in Jammu

The Sub-Inspector, belonging to the 36th battalion of the BSF, is said to be accompanied by two constables.

SNS | New Delhi |

Officials on Sunday said,  a 54-year-old sub inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF)   is suspected to have drowned in a swollen river along the International Border in Jammu.

The BSF has launched a massive search operation and also informed their Pakistani counterparts after Sub-Inspector Paritosh Mondal went missing from the bank of a river near the Jaikishan post in Arnia sector on Saturday evening.

The Sub-Inspector, belonging to the 36th battalion of the BSF, is said to be accompanied by two constables. They were out for a patrol when he went missing. The river, in which the soldier drowned, was overflowing due to heavy rains, officials said. The operation to locate the soldier is on, officials said.

(With inputs from PTI)