Amritsar/New Delhi, Aug 22
In one of many greatest anti-infiltration drives in latest occasions, Border Security Force jawans gunned down 5 Pakistan intruders making an attempt to smuggle in contraband from throughout the International Border (IB) in Tarn Taran early this morning.
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Around 9-kg heroin, valued at Rs 45 crore in worldwide market, an AK-47 rifle with 27 rounds, 4 9 mm Beretta pistols, seven magazines and 109 dwell rounds have been recovered from the scene. Two mobiles and Rs 610 in Pakistan foreign money have been additionally confiscated.
This is the primary time in a decade that 5 intruders have been killed in a single operation alongside the three,300-km IB — of which Punjab shares 553-km frontier — with Pakistan.
BSF IG (Punjab Frontier) Mahipal Yadav stated jawans of 103 Battalion seen suspicious motion close to Dal border outpost round 12.30 am. As the boys approached the barbed fencing and tried to smuggle within the contraband, the jawans challenged them to give up however they opened hearth, prompting retaliatory hearth.
A BSF official stated the alternate of fireplace started round 4.45 am and continued until 5.30 am. On search, the forces discovered 5 our bodies, apart from heroin and arms. — TNS