The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot down three Pakistani intruders and seized 22 kg heroin following an encounter in the Amarkot sector of the Indo-Pak border.
A Gun and 10 live cartridges were also recovered from the encounter site.
Addressing mediapersons at a press conference, DIG BSF, Rajesh Gupta said, “Three Pakistani nationals were spotted when they were approaching towards area falling under the Dharma Border out post in Amarkaor Sector on the intervening night of March 18 and 19.”
“On this, the jawans of the BSF challenged them but the Pakistani nationals did not stop and opened fire on the BSF jawans. Reacting to this BSF opened return fire and after a brief encounter, the three Pakistani nationals were shot down.”
A total of 17 rounds were fired by the BSF in this encounter.
A search operation was launched in the area after this and 22 kg heroin, a gun, 10 live cartridges, 2 mobile phones, Rs 200 in Pakistani currency and an empty fired case was also recovered from the spot.
The dead bodies of the Pakistani nationals are also in possession of the BSF.
As per the BSF, it primarily looked like a smuggling bid as the three who were killed were also carrying a plastic pipe, which is normally used by smugglers at border to rush drugs across the fence.
The BSF official claimed that since their was a specific input regarding the smuggling bid, the force had tightened security and also laid special nakas. The identity of the Pak nationals could not be verified as there was no document found from them.