Tarn Taran farmers along border under cops’ watch - ECAS Punjab

Tarn Taran farmers along border under cops’ watch

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Jaiswar

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, August 29

Days after five Pakistani intruders were gunned down by BSF jawans, the Tarn Taran police have started ascertaining the antecedents of farmers and labourers who have land across the fence along the India-Pakistan border.

Besides weapons and heroin, the BSF had recovered two mobile phones from the spot, indicating that the intruders might be in contact with their accomplices on this side of the border. The mobile phones were sent for forensic examinations and the report is expected in next couple of days.

Tarn Taran SSP Dhruman H Nimbale said though investigation was underway to identify Indian contacts of the intruders, a drive had been launched to verify the credentials of those who go across the fence to work in their fields. A large number of farmers and labourers go across the fence for limited time to work in their agricultural land. A number of them collude with Pakistan-based smugglers to sneak in the contraband.

“Smugglers active on both sides of the international border use different ways to sneak in contraband and weapons. Around six days ago, the BSF recovered eight pairs of slippers in which heroin was concealed. Sometimes special cavities are created in the tractor trolleys to sneak in the drug consignment,” said the SSP.

He said after checking the background of farmers and labourers, an eagle eye would be kept on the black sheep.



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