Arnia (Jammu), Jan 17 (ANI): A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Sunday morning after he refused to surrender in the Arnia sector of R.S.Pura in Jammu.
Firing started on the International Border (IB) at the Chowni Border Out Post (BoP) area of Arnia sub-Sector in R.S.Pura, 43 kilometers from here around 2.45 a.m. on Sunday.
The security personnel noticed a group of suspected militants moving near the zero line from Harnawali Post of Pakistan.
BSF officials said the intruder sneaked 30 meters into the Indian territory from Harnawali Post of Pakistan, just three kilometers from Arnia village, and was asked by the force to surrender.
However, when he refused to do so, the BSF opened fire, killing him on the spot. However, an accomplice, who was hiding in the grass, managed to escape back into Pakistan.
BSF soldier Vijay Kumar said: " I saw the man moving towards us and a group was hiding behind. First I tracked him, and then I let him come as he was moving on the Zero Line. At first, I took him to be a Pakistani Ranger, but when he crossed to the Indian side, I aimed at him, and after taking permission from my company commander, I fired at him."
This is the sixth infiltration bid during January along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu.he infiltration bids are taking place despite a ceasefire between the two armies and a three-metre (yard) high barbed wire security-fence along most of the 742-km (460-mile) LoC 202 -km IB.
Pakistan has consistently denied its involvement in abetting the anti-India insurgency movement that has killed over 47,000 people. By Tahir Nadeem Khan (ANI)