J&K: Two Pakistani nationals held by BSF in Samba


New Delhi, June 16: The Border Security Force on Saturday apprehended two Pakistani nationals in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba Sector. 

Among the arrested persons, one is a 22-year-old and another 31-year-old.

Meanwhile, Pakistan has reportedly violated ceasefire in the Arnia sector on the eve of Eidul Fitr.

The ceasefire comes days after four Border Security Force (BSF) personnel including an Assistant Commandant were killed by Pakistani Rangers in Samba district.

Assistant Commandant Jatinder Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajnish Kumar, ASI Ram Niwas and Constable Hans Raj were killed in unprovoked shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers.

The Pakistan ceasefire violation took place days before the annual ‘Urs’ (festival) at the Baba Chamliyal shrine in the Ramgarh Sector.

Traditionally, each year on Urs at this shrine, Pakistani troopers pay obeisance and offer a ‘chaddar’ as a token of reverence. BSF jawans serve ‘sharbat’ to Pakistan Rangers at the shrine.

Earlier last month, the Director General of Military Operations (DGMOs) of India and Pakistan held talks on the issue of ceasefire violations and terrorist activities.

Both the sides agreed to fully implement the ceasefire understanding of 2003, to ensure that firing will not be violated by both sides.


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