Ferozepur(Punjab): The Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead four smugglers including two Pakistaini intruders and seized 10 kg of heroin, some arms and ammunition from their possession near the Mehndipur border outpost (BOP) in Ferozepur district today.
Besides the Pakistani intruders, two Indian nationals were also gunned down by the border guarding force, Deputy Inspector General of BSF, Ferozepur Sector, R K Thapa said.
BSF personnel belonging to 191 battalion deputed at BOP Mehndipur who were on patrol duty spotted some movement ahead of the fence near a border pillar at around 4:30 am today following which they challenged the intruders.
Thapa said that the Pakistani intruders had come upto the fence and their Indian counterparts had also arrived to receive the consignment.
The intruders opened fire towards the BSF post. Later, the BSF jawans retaliated and during the encounter two Pakistani nationals and two Indian smugglers were shot dead.
The DIG said that during the search operation which was carried out later after the operation ended, 10 packets of heroin weighing around 10 kg besides two 9mm Chinese made pistols, one local made pistol along with 54 cartridges, two fence cutters, some Pakistani currency and Pakistani SIM cards were seized from the spot.