JAIPUR: A Pakistani national was caught trespassing into Jaisalmer Air Force station in the wee hours on Wednesday.
As per reports, he was arrested by the air force station officials, who also recovered an Aadhaar card from him.
Authorities suspect that the arrested person may have links with Pakistani spying agencies.
Officials said the man was caught when he was trying to enter in the air force station after jumping the boundary wall.
Upon investigation, the man revealed himself as Purkha Ram, and said he had come into India 18 years ago and was working as a farm worker in Vijaynagar, situated in Rajasthan's Ganganagar district.
Gaurav Yadav, Jaisalmer superintendent of police, confirming the report, said the district police were aware of the arrest but the air force authorities have not handed the arrested Pakistani national over to the police.
Under the Foreigners (Protected Areas) Act, movement of foreign nationals is restricted in the bordering villages and western part of the National Highway-15 in Barmer as the international border in the state has been declared as a protected area.
A foreign national is not allowed to visit a protected or restricted area except in exceptional cases with prior permission.