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BSF guns down Pakistani ‘intruder’ near Ajnala

Sources said jawans of 70th battalion of BSF found three persons crossing the zero line from Pakistan’s side at around 11.00 pm

punjab Updated: Dec 23, 2017 16:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Amritsar
BSF,Pakistani ‘intruder’,Ajnala
While sharing this information, BSF spokesperson DIG RS Kataria said the deceased had not been identified yet. (HT File/Representative image )

Border Security Force (BSF) troops on Saturday gunned down an elderly Pakistani national, suspected to be an intruder, in the area under border outpost Vadhai Cheeman near Ajnala on late Friday night.

Sources said jawans of 70th battalion of BSF found three persons crossing the zero line from Pakistan’s side at around 11.00 pm. Foiling their infiltration bid, troops fired gunshots at them. In the firing, one person died, while others managed to flee towards the Pak side of the international border.

The deceased is 65 years old. Pakistani currency worth Rs 377, one lighter, two matchboxes, a rope and two newspaper clippings were recovered from his possession. The security agencies are investigating the matter.

While sharing this information, BSF spokesperson DIG RS Kataria said the deceased had not been identified yet. Kataria said the deceased did not seem like a professional criminal and nothing objectionable was recovered from his possession. We are trying to ascertain the reason behind his infiltration bid, he added.

It may be recalled that the battalion held three Pak nationals who entered India side at border outpost Saharan on December 20. Three mobile phones and Pakistani currency worth Rs 4,000 was recovered from them. After an investigation, the BSF handed them to Pak Rangers.

First Published: Dec 23, 2017 16:21 IST