Pak intruder trying to cross over shot dead near Attari

PK Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 15

The Border Security Force personnel on Wednesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder who tried to cross over to this side of the border through Samjhauta Express rail track near Attari.

A senior BSF official said the troops spotted a man walking towards the zero line fence through the rail track at Attari. When challenged he did not stop, forcing the BSF personnel to open fire.

The body was lying on the Indian side of the international border but beyond the barbed fence. BSF officials said as the Pakistan Rangers came near the track on the zero line, they had to stop the firing. “A flag meeting was called immediately to discuss the issue,” the BSF official added.

The BSF authorities said the intruder was identified as Gul Faraz (19), son of Muhammad Saeed, from the identity card issued by Pakistan Islamic Republic of Pakistan found on his person. The police also recovered a SIM card. Pakistan Rangers refused to claim the body.

BSF officials said they have taken the body in their possession and would hand over a report to Pak Rangers in this connection.

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