Jammu: A drug smuggler was gunned down by the Border Security Force near the international border in Kathua city of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday amid the Corona crisis. 27 kg of heroin worth crores of rupees has also been seized from the smuggler. A senior BSF official said that the incident took place in Pansar area of border outpost Hiranagar sector. BSF employees had seen the smuggler trying to enter Indian territory from across the border.
The BSF officer said he was warned when he was seen but he refused and started running away. The identity of the smuggler is yet to be ascertained. A senior official said that a large quantity of drugs have been seized due to the operation which is estimated to be worth more than Rs 100 crore in the international market.
Earlier on January 23, BSF discovered an underground tunnel of 150 metres, which was built to assist in infiltration of terrorists from Pakistan to carry out subversive activities in bop pansar area. In Srinagar, CID Inspector Parvez Ahmed was killed in a terrorist attack in Kanipora area of Naugam last day. According to sources, the attack took place when Parvez was returning after offering prayers. Three bullets were fired at them in the attack. According to reports, Jammu and Kashmir Police Parvez was posted as inspector in the CID department of Jammu and Kashmir.