The BSF on Friday said that one Hassam Khan, who illegally crossed over to Pakistan in 1990, returned to India on the basis of forged documents in April this year. Khan was held on October 9 by the CID (Border Intelligence) in Jaisalmer. According to the FIR, Khan had illegally crossed over to Pakistan via Jhalariya border outpost in Jaisalmer in 1990 to meet his sister, who was living in Kandaru village in Pakistan’s Umerkot town.
While the FIR recorded that Khan had crossed the international border and entered India through Jaisalmer on April 28, a detailed inquiry by the BSF revealed that he had entered India via the Integrated Check Post (ICP) in Attari, Punjab, through forged documents on April 3.
“It was considered that in view of border flood light, border fence and extensive border domination being carried out by the BSF on this border (in Jaisalmer), crossing from this area may not be possible,” the BSF said in a statement. The inquiry went through records of ICP Attari and ICP Munabao, Rajasthan.
“During checking of records, prima facie it has appeared that Hassam Khan entered India through ICP Attari on April 3, 2017, on fake passport and on fake name,” it said. Officials said that investigation is on to ascertain whether Khan crossed the border any other time between 1990 and April 2017. Jaisalmer Police have been asked to investigate the matter.