Man tampering with border fencing on LoC apprehended

Jammu, Feb 12 (IANS) A man tampering with the border fencing on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district was shot at and apprehended by the army on Sunday, said defence officials.

“Suspicious movement of a person attempting to cut the electrical cable of the anti-infiltration border fence was detected in general area of Poonch sector early on Sunday. The individual cut the wiring of three security lights and damaged the border fence,” said a defence source here.

“The alert troops of the army challenged the person as per the standard operating procedure.

“The person did not respond and continued to cut the fence. On receiving no response to repeated challenges, the sentry fired one round thereby injuring the individual,” said the source, adding that the suspect was apprehended and was immediately given first aid.

“He was later shifted to Poonch army hospital. An FIR has been lodged in the concerned police station,” the source said.

–IANS

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