Jammu: A Pakistani national, who was sentenced for 28 months in 2006 for illegally entering through the Line of Control, was apprehended again near the International Border by BSF in Arnia Sector here.
Jahid Farooq (30), a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan, was apprehended on Thursday when he tried to cross the fence at the International Border (IB), BSF DIG of Jammu Frontier Dharmendra Pareek said.
Farooq had entered Jammu through the Line of Control (LoC) in Akhnoor in 2006 and was sentenced to 28 months imprisonment, he said.
After completing his sentence, the man managed to give a slip and went to Mumbai from where he travelled to Amritsar and worked as a labourer, the DIG said.
“Few days back, he returned to Jammu and yesterday he was found moving suspiciously in the Arnia sector, his activities were under surveillance when he reached near the border outpost”, Pareek said.
On being challenged, he tried to run towards the border fence at the International Border (IB) but was apprehended by BSF officials, he said.
The man was later handed over to police for further questioning.