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Pak national who entered India inadvertently, sent back

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

In a goodwill gesture, the (BSF) today handed over a 50-year-old Pakistani national who had inadvertently crossed into Indian territory yesterday, back to his country.

BSF troops at the Noorwala border outpost in Ferozepur sector had apprehended a Pakistani national on March 19 as he inadvertently crossed the international boundary and entered Indian territory near a border security fence, a BSF official said today.

Official said Rangers were contacted today and the Pakistani national was handed over to them on humanitarian grounds.

BSF official said so far five Pakistanis in year 2017, who had inadvertently crossed into Indian territory, were handed over to Rangers by Border Security Force, Frontier.

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First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 20:02 IST