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19-year-old Pakistan national enters Indian side, nabbed

punjab Updated: Aug 24, 2016 12:53 IST
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Sham Mohammed, who crossed the border at Theh Kalan outpost near Khalra. (HT photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) has nabbed a 19-year-old Pakistani national for illegally entering the Indian side at Theh Kalan border outpost (BOP) near Khalra.

The arrested person has been identified as Sham Mohammad, a resident of Rampura Khurd village of Lahore district. He was caught around 4.40am on Monday from near the barbed fence.

However, nothing objectionable was found on him. The BSF sources said it looked as if Sham crossed the international border inadvertently. During questioning, he told the BSF that he had a fight with his cousin Saboo on Sunday night and suffered some injuries. Sham said he was distressed over the fight and entered the India side ‘by mistake’.

The BSF sources said after Sham will be handed over to Pakistani Rangers after thorough questioning.

4-kg heroin seized

A day after the BSF seized 4-kg heroin in an area under the Uddhar Dhariwal border outpost, 2-kg more heroin was recovered on Monday from the same area. At about 8.10am, a patrolling party of BSF’s 88th Battalion stumbled upon two packets of the contraband valued at Rs 10 crore in the international market, said NP Negi, deputy commandant and public relation officer (PRO) of the BSF.

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