Indian border guards on Monday claimed to have shot a Pakistani citizen who had allegedly crossed the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, the Border Security Force claimed that troopers observed movement by the intruder at around 9.45 am, as he was heading towards the fences near border post number 64 in the Border Outpost Chak Faquira.
“Despite repeated warnings, the intruder kept moving towards the Border Security fence and was fired upon by BSF troopers.”
The distance of the spot is approximately 40 metre from the International Border, said the BSF, adding: the body of the dead Pakistani is in their possession.
The BSF has a 2.6 lakh strong force mandated to guard 3,323 km India-Pakistan and 4,096 km India-Bangladesh borders.