CHANDIGARH: Four international smugglers, including two from Pakistan, were shot dead by the Border security Force near Mehindipur village in the Khem Karan sector along the Indo-Pakistan border on Sunday.
BSF Deputy Inspector General of R K Thapa said personnel belonging to the 191 battalion spotted some movement near the Mehndipur border outpost near Pillar No 165/17-18 in the Ferozepur sector in Punjab at about 4:40 am.
Though the Border security Force personnel warned them to stop, they opened fire at the patrol team, Thapa told reporters.
“In retaliation, BSF personnel opened fire on the smugglers, killing all the four on the spot. Ten packets of heroin weighing 9.5 kg, two Pakistan-made pistols, one country-made pistol, 37 cartridges, Pakistani currency notes valuing 270 rupees, a Pakistani mobile SIM card and a motorcycle were recovered from the spot. Besides, one PVC pipe has also been recovered from the spot,” Thapa said.
“Another intruder is believed to have fled back to Pakistan. The two Indian nationals are yet to be identified,” he said.
The Deputy Inspector General said that investigation was underway.