Amid escalating tension along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, and days after the execution of three heavily armed terrorist by the Indian armed forces in the Ramgarh sector of the valley, the Border security forces had, today, arrested an ex-Pakistani Army official, from Ramgarh.
Officials had confirmed that the intruder identified as Mohammad Baksh, son of Firozdin of village Gandiyal in Sialkot district, had admitted to be a retired member of the Pakistan army. The BSF had also seized two identity cards including one pertaining to his nationality, two Pakistani currency notes of Rs 500 each, a small knife and a paper with’CMA Lahore Cantt’ written on it, from the infiltrator.
“In the intervening night of December 12 and 13 aggressive domination by alert border men in the Ramgarh sector of Samba district foiled an infiltration bid”, a BSF officer said.
According to the officer, the infiltration bid was carried out with the infiltrators taking the cover of dense fog and thick sarkanda growth. The BSF spotted suspicious movements of 4 to 5 people, yesterday night, inside Pakistan side close to the IB but the BSF troops kept an close eye despite poor visibility in the area.
“In order to have a better observation of the area, BSF troops fired Para illuminating bombs resulting the suspected persons to retreat towards Pakistan territory,” the officer said.
He said after some time, movement of one suspected person was again spotted by the alert jawans close to the International boundary at about 50 meters ahead of fence, moving suspiciously inside Indian territory.
“The alert BSF jawans challenged the intruder but he kept on moving without any heed on which a few precautionary rounds were fired in his direction. However, the intruder escaped unhurt due to the undulating ground in the area,” he said.
The entire area was kept under strict vigil. Subsequently the intruder again showed up at some distance and was apprehended by an alert BSF party ahead of fence, the officer said.
(With inputs from PTI)