Foiling two separate attempts of infiltration, the Border Security Force (BSF) arrested a Pakistani intruder and arrested another along the International Border (IB) in Jammu last night.
Troops thwarted two attempts of infiltration in RS Pura sector and in Indreshwar Nagar area of Jammu in the wee hours of Tuesday, officials said.
In RS Pura, alert BSF troops at about 2:15 am observed that the intruder crossed over to the Indian side from the International Border and started moving towards the fence. BSF personnel warned him many times not to move forward but he kept “aggressively moving toward the fence”. In response, troops fired at him, leading to his death on the spot.
In the second incident in Jammu’s Indreshwar Nagar, BSF personnel apprehended an intruder as he approached fencing after crossing the IB. “He was brought inside the Indian side of the fence after opening the gate. Nothing incriminating was found from his possession so far,” officials said.
The arrested intruder is being questioned by senior officials. Their identity, however, could not be ascertained.
Lauding the alertness of BSF jawans, Jammu range inspector general DK Boora said that the force is committed to safeguarding the borders and will defeat the evil designs of the enemy to commit terrorist activities in our country.
In the last week of October, a terrorist was killed by a joint team of the Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Army when he tried to infiltrate into India through the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara, Kashmir.
Army officers have accused neighbouring Pakistan of trying to disrupt peace and harmony in the Kashmir valley while putting on a façade of adhering to the ceasefire agreement signed by New Delhi and Islamabad.
Pakistan has been accused of using its youth population as cannon fodder with an aim to disrupt the progress and collective peace in the Valley for the last three days without success.