Pakistani woman who crossed border in Punjab returned home by BSF

Chandigarh: The Border Security Force (BSF) has handed over a Pakistani woman who had inadvertently crossed into Indian territory in the Amritsar sector in Punjab, a BSF official said on Saturday.

Representational Image. PTI

Representational Image. PTI

The Pakistani woman, Nimmo, hailing from Kila Da Jawar in Pakistan, was apprehended by the BSF troopers on Friday evening in the operation area of Border Out Post (BoP) Pulmoran in Amritsar sector.

"She had crossed the international boundary inadvertently and entered Indian territory. The Pakistan Rangers were contacted (late on Friday) and the apprehended lady was handed over to them at about 11.50 pm on humanitarian grounds," BSF deputy inspector general RS Kataria said.

This year, the BSF has handed over nine Pakistani inadvertent border crossers to the Pakistan Rangers.

Security along the 553-kilometre long international border in Punjab with Pakistan is always on high alert.

Security agencies have been extra cautious following the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) base at Pathankot in January, 2016 and the terror attack in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district in July, 2015.

Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 17:07 PM

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