BSF hands over Pakistani border-crosser

Amritsar, Feb 25 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Pakistani national who had crossed into the Indian territory inadvertently, officials said on Saturday.

The Pakistani national, Mureed Faqir, aged around 60, was apprehended by BSF troopers on Friday while he inadvertently crossed the International Boundary (IB) and entered Indian territory and reached near the border security fence, a BSF spokesman said here.

Faqir was apprehended in the operation area of Border Out Post (BoP) Donas Raja Deena Nath in Amritsar sector, the BSF spokesman said.

“The Pakistan Rangers were contacted and the apprehended Pakistani national was handed over to them being an inadvertent border crosser on humanitarian ground,” the spokesman added.