60-yr-old Pakistani national repatriated

JAMMU: A 60-year-old Pakistani national, who mistakenly ventured into Indian territory, was repatriated as a goodwill gesture, a BSF spokesman said on Saturday.

Mohammad Ashraf was apprehended soon after he intruded into this side from across the International Border in Samba district.

He was handed over to Pakistani Rangers at 3.40 pm, the spokesman said.

“As a goodwill gesture and maintaining peace and tranquility at the IB, the BSF handed over the Pakistani national to Rangers. He was apprehended yesterday (Friday) when he crossed the International Border in Ramgarh sector of Samba,” the spokesman said.

The BSF released the Pakistani national “healthy and sound”, he said. (AGENCIES)