Two Pakistani smugglers were killed and one was injured in a gunfight with Border Security Forces (BSF) in Fazilka city in Punjab on Sunday.
The incident took place at a border out post called Sawana at around 2:30 am, when the soldiers on duty noticed some unusual activity beyond the fencing, but still inside the Indian Territory and when they challenged the infiltrators, they opened fire on the jawans.
In retaliation, the BSF jawans also fired and two smugglers were killed and one was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital.
“While two Pakistani nationals have been killed, another has been injured and apprehended by BSF. About 15 packets of narcotic, suspected to be heroin, have been seized from them, besides some arms and ammunition. This seems to be a case of cross-border drug smuggling,” an official said.
The arrested smuggler was admitted to the Fazilka civil hospital, and later referred to Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital at Faridkot. He is out of danger, said DIG BSF Abohar Eepan.
The officials said the bodies were recovered and a search was launched in the area. Senior BSF officials have reached the forward area and more details are awaited, sources said.