Indian BSF soldier arrested on Pakistani soil

SIALKOT, (SANA): An officer of Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) has been arrested after encroaching the premises of Pakistan from Bajwat sector of Sialkot on Wednesday.

According to the Rangers sources, the Indian military man was arrested from Kaleel locality of Bajwat Sector and was shifted to unknown location for further investigations.

According to the sources, the Indian officer trespassed into Pakistan while carrying officially authorized weapon and wearing uniform. Rangers spotted the Indian officer at Bajwat sector and got him arrested.

He has now been transferred to an undisclosed location for further investigation. According to the details, the officer had illegally crossed the border and is therefore taken into custody.

Rangers’ officials have registered their protest with BSF’s high officials and also informed Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the incident who would raise this issue on a higher platform.

A spate of cross-border skirmishes, exchange of fire and incidents of deaths have been reported on both sides of the Pak-India border this year. Multiple incidents have been reported specifically from Sialkot.

On July 21 this year, at least one person was killed and three others injured during an exchange of fire across the border near Silakot’s Charwah and Mirajkey sectors.

On July 16, two Pakistani soldiers were wounded in an exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistani forces in Charwah sector near Sialkot.

The sporadic, ongoing attacks have raised tensions between India and Pakistan, who have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947.

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