A Pakistani intruder was shot dead by the Border Security Force (BSF) troops near the Attari border on Wednesday. In a flag meeting which was immediately called by the BSF to enlightened the Pakistani rangers of the infiltration bid, the Pakistani border personnel were asked to claim the body. As per reports, they refused.
The Pakistani intruder was trying to cross the border through railway track near Attari when a BSF personnel caught him. The intruder was seen moving towards the gate number 103 near the zero line fence at Attari. He was warned by the BSF but the intruder allegedly did not pay heed to BSF’s warnings.
As the intruder kept on moving, he was shot down by BSF jawans on duty.
The Pakistani intruder has been identified as Gulnawaz.
The top officials on duty, including BSF deputy inspector general (DIG), Amritsar sector, JS Oberoi, were immediately informed about the incident.
The BSF troops thereafter launched a search operation near the Attari railway gate and its nearby areas.
Pakistan has an old habit of disowning and refusing to take back its own people. Following its old line, Pakistan had on August 4 also refused to claim the bodies of the 5-7 Pakistani intruders who were killed by the Indian Army after they had tried to infiltrate into the country.
After a successful operation, the Indian Army had offered the Pakistan Army to take over the dead bodies of their five BAT soldiers and terrorists.
The Indian Army had offered to approach the Pakistan Army with a white flag and offered them to take over the dead bodies for last rites of the dead terrorists and Pakistani soldiers but the terror state refused to do so.
During the Kargil war also, Pakistan has shown similar apathy to its own soldiers and refused to take back the dead bodies of its soldiers despite the Indian Army’s repeated requests.
India had then charged Pakistan with doing “great disservice to the families of their soldiers and to the traditions of armed forces everywhere” by its continuous and callous refusal to accept the bodies of Pakistan Army regulars killed in the Kargil operations.
“It is clear that Pakistan is fully aware of the identities of these bodies but it does not wish to acknowledge this fact as it would immediately expose its army’s involvement in Kargil,” an external affairs ministry spokesperson had said then.