BSF foils infiltration bid in Punjab, Pakistani intruder held

Intruder admitted to Ferozepur civil hospital with bullet wound on thigh; two accomplices flee back to Pakistan
The Pakistani intruder, who received a bullet wound in the thigh, being treated at the civil hospital in Ferozepur on Thursday. (HT Photo)
The Pakistani intruder, who received a bullet wound in the thigh, being treated at the civil hospital in Ferozepur on Thursday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 02, 2021 02:35 PM IST
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The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled an infiltration bid and arrested a Pakistani intruder, who was injured in the firing, while two of his accomplices fled back from the border in Ferozepur district early on Thursday.

Ferozepur senior superintendent of police (SSP) Rajpal Singh said the intruder suffered a bullet wound on his thigh and was undergoing treatment at the civil hospital.

“Suspicious movement was observed on the border and BSF personnel fired in that direction, injuring the Pakistani intruder. Two of his accomplices fled back to Pakistan,” he said

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Police sources said the accused is a resident of Pattonwala village in Pakistan’s Kasur district that shares its boundary with Ferozepur.

An official spokesperson of the BSF said two packets weighing 2.12 kg, suspected to be heroin, were recovered from the intruder.

A protest is being lodged with Pakistan Rangers over the incident.

The sources said the intruders were trying to smuggle narcotics into India in the Ram Lal Chowki area of Ferozepur.

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