Gurdaspur (Punjab), Jan 21 (IANS) BSF troopers gunned down an intruder from Pakistan along the international border in Punjab’s Gurdaspur district, an official said on Thursday.
The body of the Pakistani intruder was later recovered by Border Security Force (BSF) troopers after a search of the area on Thursday.
BSF Deputy Inspector General R.S. Kataria said three Pakistani intruders were observed approaching towards Indian territory from the Pakistan side in the area of responsibility of Tash border out post (BoP).
“The BSF sentry challenged the intruders but they did not pay heed and continued with their aggressive posture and opened fire on the BSF troops.
“Sensing danger to his life and to check further misadventure of intruders, the BSF sentry fired on the intruders in self-defence,” Kataria said.
One Pakistani intruder was killed and the two others managed to escape taking advantage of foggy weather and undulating ground, he said.
During a search of the area, the body of the unidentified Pakistani intruder was found near the border fence, he added.
In 2015, the BSF had interdicted three Pakistani intruders while they were trying to infiltrate into Indian territory.
Six suspected Pakistani terrorists had recently (January 1) attacked the Pathankot air base in Punjab, leaving seven security personnel dead, after infiltrating the border belt in the Gurdaspur-Pathankot sector.
Three terrorists had attacked Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district on July 27, killing seven people.
In both incidents, the terrorists were neutralised by security forces.