Pakistani intruder arrested by BSF along Punjab border
The Border Security Force (BSF), Friday, apprehended a Pakistani man along the India-Pakistan International Border in Punjab, a spokesman of the security force said.
Giving details, the spokesman said that a Pakistani intruder crossed the border on the intervening night of 9-10 March and entered the Indian side from the area of border post ‘Tirath’ in Ferozepur sector of the state.
He said the man was apprehended by BSF personnel and upon questioning revealed that he was a resident of Pakistan’s Khyber district, adding that the intruder is currently being questioned by a joint team of security and intelligence officials.
The official further said that man may later be handed over to the local police.
Earlier, on Tuesday, a Bangladeshi and a Pakistani national were similarly apprehended by the border force along this front in Punjab.
In a statement issued yesterday, the BSF said that had nabbed a Pakistani intruder along the border in Amritsar sector of Punjab on Thursday morning.
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They border force said that an intruder from the Pakistan side trying to enter India on the intervening night of March 8-9 at Border Out Post in Rajatal in the Amritsar sector, was shot at by BSF personnel and subsequently arrested.
The intruder was nabbed and searched and upon questioning it was revealed that he was a Bangladeshi national, BSF said, adding that the further action will be decided after questioning is finished.
An armed Pakistani infiltrator was shot dead by the BSF in January along the India-Pakistan international border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur sector.
A BSF statement at the time said that an infiltration bid was detected near village Dariya Mansoor in Amritsar district around 8 am on January 3 and the troops subsequently recovered the body of a man, aged around 45-50 years, along with a weapon there. The area falls under BSF’s Gurdaspur sector.
The BSF had said that a pump action gun along with six yellow-colour live cartridges bearing ‘Made in Pakistan’ markings were found near the body of the Pakistani ‘miscreant’.
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