BSF recovers 7 Pak-make pistols near international border

BSF troops Saturday recovered seven Pakistan-make pistols from an area along the Indo-Pakistan border in Mamdot sector here.

Last Updated: Mar 05, 2011, 21:05 PM IST

Ferozepur (Punjab): BSF troops Saturday recovered seven Pakistan-make pistols from an area along the
Indo-Pakistan border in Mamdot sector here.

BSF jawans had noticed last night some movements at
the Pakistani side along the border, an official of the
paramilitary force said.

During daybreak, a BSF team led by an assistant
commandant launched a search operation in the area. Around
9:45 am, the team found a blue bag concealed beneath the
ground near a border pillar, close to a border outpost along
the zero line, the official said.

When examined, seven Pakistan-make pistols (7.63
calibre) along with 9 magazines and 19 rounds of bullets were
found inside the bag, he said.

Some anti-national agencies were apparently trying to
push arms inside the Indian territory to carry out their
sinister designs, the official said.

When contacted, Commandant CS Keturam of 43 BSF
battalion confirmed the recovery of the pistols.

Two days back, BSF jawans had an unsavoury incident
with Pakistan Rangers during the `retreat ceremony` at Joint
Check Post, Hussainiwala during which the jawans from both
sides had a scuffle over some hostile gestures.

PTI