December 2003 News

Seven Bangladeshis arrested near Jammu IB

26 December 2003
The Hindustan Times
Press Trust of India

Jammu: A Pakistani national and seven Bangladeshis were arrested close to the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, official sources said.The seven Bangladeshis, who travelled to Jammu via a train from Kolkatta, were arrested by the Army near Londi Border Outpost (BOP) along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sub-sector of Jammu frontier early Friday morning, sources told PTI.The Bangladesh nationals were trying to exfiltrate into Pakistan when they were arrested by the troops, the sources said.After being interrogated by the troops, they were handed over to police, the sources added.In a separate incident, an elderly Pakistani national was arrested when he ignorantly walked into Indian territory from his border village near the International Border in Mangu check area in Jammu early Friday, sources said.Border Security Force (BSF) interrogated him and nothing incriminating was found in his possession, the sources said.He will possibly be repatriated to Pakistan soon, the sources added .


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