Cross-border shelling on in LoC area

Jammu [India], Oct. 27 : Heavy shelling from the other side of the border is on in the Line of Control area and some nearby sectors for the past few hours.

Exchange of fire is currently underway in the 190 km area, which is said to be very sensitive. Meanwhile, some terrorists hurled grenade at a police post in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara district this evening.

No casualties have been reported so far. This comes after the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) earlier today said Pakistan High Commission staffer Mehmood Akhtar has been asked to leave India within 48 hours.

Akhtar was detained by Delhi Police for his involvement in espionage activities. Later, he was let off. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in New Delhi this evening that Akhtar was declared persona non-grata and he along with his family has to leave India by this Saturday.

He informed that Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar asked Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to restrain Commission's staffers from indulging in anti-India activities.

Source: ANI