Border Security Force (BSF) nabbed six Pakistani youths last night near the Indo-Pakistan International Border Crossing Bridge Kanjari.
According to the sources, all the arrested youths were between 20 and 21 years of age. They were apprehended from the border area of Amritsar around 5 pm.
All the youths are residents of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan. Arrested Pakistani youths Mohammad Asif (25) son of Ashiq Hussain, Mohammad Omar Farooq (21) son of Mohammad Ayub, Mohammad Arif (22) son of Shahzad Khan, Mohammad Arsalan (14) son of Bilal are resident of village Kokar, Police Station Dera Smile Khan, District Dera Residents of Ismail Khan.
The other two youths; Raja Abbas (19) son of Ghulam Sabir and Shaukat (18) son of Yasin are residents of village Himmat Police Station Dera Smile Khan, District Dera Ismail Khan.
According to sources, the youths are currently being questioned by a joint team of security and intelligence agencies to ascertain whether they reached the border by mistake or had a malicious intent.
Earlier, Ali Haider, a resident of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) by mistake on December 31. He has been handed over to Pakistan by the Indian Army.