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BSF guns down 2 suspected intruders in Sriganganagar

Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers on Wednesday shot dead two men who intruded from across the border under the jurisdiction of Gajsinghpur police station in Sriganganagar district.

Sources said that BSF troops noticed some movement near the Khyaliwala border post at about 1 am.

On being challenged by BSF jawans, two suspects were seen throwing an object near the barricades and running back towards Pakistan, on which the soldiers opened fire and both the suspects were killed on the spot.

Police sources said ten yellow-coloured packets were allegedly thrown by the suspects. Eight packets were found on the Indian side of the border wiring and two packets on the other side of the fencing but in Indian land below zero line.

The bodies of both the intruders were also spotted near these two packets. Two loaded pistols and two magazines filled with cartridges have also been recovered from them.

The deceased intruders were around 30 years of age. Packets wrapped in yellow plastic sheets are expected to contain 10kg of heroin, which is worth crores of rupees in the international market.

The incident was reported to the local police by the BSF around 3 am today. After which police officers reached the spot.

Sources said that the two Pakistani intruders killed were likely to be heroin smugglers. It is also suspected that some persons might have reached the border to collect the contraband; a joint search operation is being conducted by the BSF and the police in this entire area to nab them.