Pakistani intruder arrested near LoC in Jammu

JAMMU — A Pakistani intruder was arrested from a village near the Line of Control (LoC) here, officials said on May 14.

Separately, a massive search operation was launched near the International Border (IB) in Kathua district following suspicious movement of at least five persons, believed to be militants, the officials said.

They said a Pakistani intruder, who identified himself as Zahir Khan, a resident of Karachi, was arrested from Milan de Khui village near the LoC in Pallanwala area of Khour on the outskirts of Jammu on May 13.

He was seen moving in a suspicious manner by a Police party and was taken to the local Police post where he disclosed his identity and claimed to have inadvertently crossed from across the border, the officials said.

They said a case under relevant sections of law was registered against the arrested person and further investigation is on.

In Kathua district, the officials said a joint search operation was launched by Police, Army and BSF at village Juthana in Rajbagh area on May 14 morning after villagers informed presence of five suspected militants who were looking for food.

Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Anand Jain along with Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier, D K Boora reached Kathua to supervise the anti-militancy operation.

According to villagers, a group of at least five suspected militants entered into a house and sought food.

However, they fled the scene after getting suspicious that their movement was reported to the security forces, they said. — (PTI)