BSF nabbed 70 Pakistani infiltrators this year

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Hoshiarpur, Nov 10 (UNI) The Border Security Force (BSF) has arrested 70 Pakistani infiltrators and seized 95 Kg heroin, 3 AK 47 rifles and 4 mouser guns from smugglers so far this year, according to Inspector General, BSF Punjab, Himmat Singh.

Addressing a press conference at Subsidiary Training Centre (STC) BSF, Kharkan camp near here today, Mr Singh claimed there were several attempts of infiltration on the 553-km-long Indo-Pak border.

''As many as 70 such infiltrators from Pakistan have been arrested by the BSF so far this year. Besides, three infiltrators at Amritsar border and 4 at Fazilka broder, were killed during encounters,'' he said.

The infiltration was rampant through river Sutlej at Hussainiwala border. To check the problem, the BSF had intensified its vigil round the clock.

Earlier this month, three Pakistani infiltrators with a cache of arms, ammunition, narcotics and fake Indian currency had travelled along the Sutlej riverine to reach Khanike village near the border and stayed there for a day before returning safely, ---an incident which Punjab Chief NPS Aulakh had described as ''serious and dangerous security lapse''.

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