Unarmed Pakistani man held along IB in Akhnoor

Border Security Forces (BSF) arrested a 30-year-old Pakistani man along the International Border (IB) in Akhnoor sector on Friday, an official said.

Abdul Kayum, who claimed to be a resident of Pul Bhagawa area of Sialkot in Pakistan, was arrested between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m in the Pargwal area.

“We arrested the intruder as soon as he reached near the fence in Akhnoor area. He was unarmed,” a BSF said and added that a mobile was recovered from him.

“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.”

BSF said “this kind of incident generally happens on the IB and we take them seriously every time.”

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