The Border Security Force on Saturday handed over a Pakistan national to the country as a goodwill gesture after the individual crossed the International Boundary in Ramgarh area of Samba district in Jammu and Kashmir.
Muhammad Ashraf, the individual, was arrested by the 176 Battalions BSF on Friday after he crossed the IB. He was carrying 12000 in Pakistan Rupees
The official also said that intruder has been returned in a healthy and sound condition.
As per reports, an alert BSF personnel noticed him and caught him after he sneaked into the Indian side of Pakistan. He was arrested and interrogated by the forces.
Pakistan Rangers appreciated the humane approach of Border Security Force.
60-year-old Muhammad Ashraf, the Pakistan resident who was handed over to the country, is a resident of Boi village in Narowal district of Punjab in Pakistan.
A BSF official said that in order to maintain peace and tranquillity at the border he was handed to Pakistan Rangers.
The gesture comes amidst the recent confrontations at the border. On March 8, at 11.30 am an unidentified flying object from the Pakistani side violated Indian airspace near Bikaner, said top sources. However, India responded quickly and the IAF jets scrambled and fired, said sources. The debris are believed to have landed on the other side near Fort Abbas, the sources added.
Sources have said that air to air mussels were deployed.
On February 26 shooting down of a Pakistani drone in the Kutch district. The same morning, the Indian Air Force conducted an air strike on a camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Pakistan.
On February 27, the Pakistan forces attempted to attack Indian military bases in Lam valley in Nowshera district.
Less than a month ago, on February, Pakistan backed terrorists organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed carried an attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed by the terror outfit.