Two Pakistani smugglers shot dead by BSF jawans; drugs, weapons recovered

In a major development at the Indo-Pak border area two Pakistani smugglers were shot dead by BSF jawans.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2016, 11:13 AM IST
Two Pakistani smugglers shot dead by BSF jawans; drugs, weapons recovered

Fazilka: In a major development at the Indo-Pak border area two Pakistani smugglers were shot dead by BSF jawans.

The two Pakistani smugglers were killed and one was injured in a gunfight in Fazilka city in Punjab on Sunday.

What actually happened?

The incident took place at a border out post called Sawana at around 2:30 am, when the soldiers on duty noticed some unusual activity beyond the fencing, but still inside the Indian territory and when they challenged the infiltrators, they opened fire on the jawans.

In retaliation, the BSF jawans also fired and two smugglers were killed and one was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital.

Following the encounter, 15 packets of heroin and weapons were also recovered from them, including two pistols and a boregun.

The incident comes in the wake of the spotlight being on Punjab over extensive drug smuggling and multiple cases of drug abuse.