The Border Security Force (BSF) has nabbed a Pakistani intruder near in Kutch district of Gujarat. The Pakistani resident was caught along with his boat near Koteshwar in the Sir Creek area of Kutch district.
BSF sources said that the man and his boat were apprehended during the patrolling of the area. Officials said they found the Pakistani boat in Indian waters. Taking advantage of the low visibility and rough sea conditions, the Pakistan resident entered the Indian territory.
Upon interrogation by BSF officials, the Pakistan intruder revealed his name as Khalid Hussain. He also revealed that he is a resident of Shahbandar in Pakistan’s Sindh area, BSF officials said.
Recovery by BSF
BSF said that a mobile phone, eight bundles of plastic thread, some crabs and a 20-litre diesel container were recovered from the intruder’s boat. BSF officials said that they are carrying out a thorough patrolling and search operations in the area.
They added that prima facie, the intruder seems to be a fisherman. However, he is being interrogated by different agencies to recover more information.
Pakistani nationals regularly get caught
Many Pakistan nationals, mainly from Sindh province, routinely get caught along the country’s western border while trying to sneak into India.
In June too, a Pakistan national was nabbed by BSF while he was trying to enter India illegally. The man was nabbed while trying to enter Indian territory from Pillar Number 1082 in the Rann of Kutch, a BSF release said. The paramilitary force said that nothing suspicious was found on him.
In February this year, another Pakistani national was apprehended by the BSF for illegally entering the country through the Kutch border. The person was identified as a resident of Shah Nawaz Bhutto Colony in Karachi in Pakistan’s Sindh province. Security forces had recovered some Pakistani currency, an identity card and 150 grams of powder from him at that time.
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