NEW DELHI: Indian Border Security Force claimed to have arrested a 30-year-old unarmed “Pakistani intruder” along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir’s Akhnoor sector on Friday, Indo-Asian News Service quoted ‘officials’ saying.
The report said Abdul Kayum “claimed to be a resident of Pul Bhagawa area of Sialkot in Pakistan.” He was arrested early morning between 4 to 5 am.
“We arrested the intruder as soon as he reached near the fence in Akhnoor area. He was unarmed,” a BSF officer told IANS on condition of anonymity.
He said a mobile was recovered from the intruder. “We are yet to ascertain the purpose of the intruder of crossing the border and entering Indian territory as he is continuously changing his statement.”
The officer said, “This kind of incident generally happens on the IB and we take them seriously every time.”
This incident comes in the wake of the September 18 attack on an army camp in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir which left 18 soldiers dead and many more injured. Four unidentified attackers were also gunned down. India has blamed Pakistan based Jaish-e-Muhammad militant group for the attack and also the Pakistan army of facilitating their infiltration into the Indian-controlled-Kashmir.
The officer said a combing operation had begun along the Line of Control (LoC) near Keran village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning after noticing some suspicious movement which also forced them to resort to firing.
The army said on Thursday that it had foiled two infiltration bids on the LoC.
Inputs by Indo-Asian News Service (IANS)