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Pak smuggler gunned down on Punjab border; aide held with 9-kg heroin, firearms

The BSF troops had noticed some movement of Pakistani smugglers near the border fence and sounded an alert.

punjab Updated: Feb 10, 2018 21:31 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Abohar
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The BSF troops killed an alleged Pakistani smuggler and nabbed his accomplice with 9 kilogram heroin and firearms in Abohar late Friday.(HT Photo)

The Border Security Force (BSF) troops killed an alleged Pakistani smuggler and nabbed his accomplice with 9 kilogram heroin and firearms in the Jagannath border outpost of Punjab’s Abohar sector late Friday.

BSF deputy inspector general (DIG, Abohar sector) Madhu Sudan Sharma said at 11.30pm, their troops noticed some movement of Pakistani smugglers near the border fence and sounded an alert.

Soon after the BSF troops challenged the alleged Pak smugglers when they approached the fence to push the contraband to the Indian side, the latter opened fire, the DIG said.

When the BSF troops retaliated in self-defence, both the alleged smugglers sustained bullet injuries.

During search, the BSF troops apprehended one of the injured, identified as Gafoor Ahmed, a resident of Kasur in Pakistan, with a 7.63mm pistol, two magazines, seven rounds and eight packets of heroin, Sharma said.

He said the other smuggler, who got injured in the firing, crossed back the IB was being taken away by the Pakistani Rangers in the morning.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 21:28 IST