- The incident came about in Khemkaran border space in Tarn Taran district
- That is highest variety of intruders killed in an encounter in a decade
- Punjab shares a 553-km-long frontier with Pakistan
5 infiltrators have been shot useless by the Border Safety Drive in an encounter alongside the Indo-Pak border in Punjab early this morning.
The infiltrators have been attempting to enter the Indian facet via the Khemkaran border space in Tarn Taran district after they have been noticed by the BSF patrol workforce, officers mentioned.
“Upon being challenged to cease, the intruders fired upon the troops who retaliated in self defence. 5 intruders have been killed within the gunfight,” they added.
“Alert troops of 103 Bn #BSF observed suspicious motion of intruders violating IB. Upon being challenged to cease, intruders fired upon #BSF troops who retaliated in self defence. Resultantly, 05 intruders have been shot. Intensive search ops is underway,” the border guarding power mentioned in a tweet.
BSF troops had first observed suspicious exercise on the border round midnight, following which they launched a “focussed” surveillance on the intruders and arrange a number of ambushes alongside the entrance. The “contact was established” round 4:45 am, simply behind the IB fence, information company PTI reported quoting a BSF official.
The intruders have been carrying rifles and have been taking assistance from the “sarkanda” or tall grass to sneak into India, they mentioned.
“1 AK-47 rifle with two Magazines and 27 dwell rounds and 4 pistols (9 mm berretta) with seven Magazines and 109 rounds have been recovered from the intruders,” the BSF tweeted giving particulars of the search operation.
Other than the weapons, the intruders have been additionally discovered to be carrying 9.920 kg of contraband suspected to be heroin. Pakistani forex was additionally discovered from their possession, it mentioned.
Throughout search following weapon and contrabands recovered from the spot-
– 01 AK 47 rifle with 02 magzines and 27 dwell rds,
– 04 pistols (9 mm beretta) with 07 magazines and 109 dwell rds,
– 09 pkts (appx 9.920 kg) of #heroin.
– 02 cellphones
– Pak Foreign money 610 rupees. pic.twitter.com/gaq6Wp4ivp
– BSF PUNJAB (@BSF_Punjab) August 22, 2020
That is the best variety of intruders killed in a single incident alongside the over 3,300 km-long border with Pakistan in additional than a decade, information company PTI reported quoting officers.
Punjab shares a 553-km-long frontier with Pakistan, aside from Jammu, Rajasthan and Gujarat, who collectively represent the remaining a part of the Worldwide Border.
With further inputs from PTI