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BSF sends back Pakistani national who crossed over to India

Pakistan Rangers were contacted on Monday and Sabir was handed over to them on humanitarian grounds.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2017 22:45 IST
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A 50-year-old Pakistani national had crossed over to India on Sunday.
A 50-year-old Pakistani national had crossed over to India on Sunday.(Reuters/ Representative Photo)
         

In a goodwill gesture, a 50-year-old Pakistani national was sent back to his home country on Monday, a day after he inadvertantly crossed over to the Indian territory in Punjab.

“On Februray 26, BSF troops of Border Out Post Kassowal, Gurdaspur Sector apprehended one Pak National namely Sabir Hussain, son of Fazal Hussain, resident of Narowal (Pakistan) while he inadvertently crossed International Boundary and entered inside the Indian territory and reached near Border Security Fence,” a BSF official said here.

He said the Pakistan Rangers were contacted on Monday and Sabir was handed over to them on humanitarian grounds.

First Published: Feb 27, 2017 22:45 IST