BSF guns down Pakistani intruder in Punjab

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Chandigarh, March 4 (IANS) BSF troopers gunned down a Pakistani intruder along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab’s Ferozepur district, a senior BSF official said on Friday.

The intruder, who was accompanied by another person, was spotted by troopers near the border security fence near Border outpost (BoP) Dona Raja Deena Nath in Ferozepur sector early on Friday.

On being challenged, the intruders did not stop and the BSF troopers fired on them, said Border Security Force’s Deputy Inspector General R.S. Kataria.

“One Pakistani intruder was interdicted and one other managed to escape taking cover of wheat crops, wild growth and dense fog. During search of the area, dead body of one unidentified Pakistani intruder was found ahead of the border security fence,” he said.

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During search of the area later, the BSF recovered a mobile phone with a Pakistani SIM card and some Pakistani currency.

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