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Security forces on Saturday night apprehended a 32-year-old suspected Pakistani national moving under suspicious circumstances near the international border in RS Pura sector, Jammu. Pointing out that he disclosed his identity as Abu Bakar Suhag, son of Amin Hamza and resident of Astilla, Pakistan, sources said that he was apprehended by security forces while roaming near village Agreychak.
Though he appeared to be mentally insane, his questioning was in progress, sources said, adding that nothing incriminating was found from his possession. However, he was repeatedly changing statements, they added.
Significantly, he has been the second person apprehended by security forces and police while moving near the border under suspicious circumstances during the last five days as earlier a person was apprehended at Flora in Suchetgarh sector.
The first person identified as Ram Dayal, son of Ram Sahai of Saroda in Madopur district of Rajasthan, he was handed over to his parents on Saturday after they, on being contacted by police, visited RS Pura. He was mentally insane and had come to Jammu by train, police said.
Meanwhile, an eerie calm prevailed along the borders in Jammu region with no incident of firing from Pakistan side since 10 pm Saturday. In view of the heightened tension along the borders, a number of villages along the LoC in Pallanwalla and Pargwal areas have become deserted with people having shifted their women, children and elderly people to safer places. Those staying in the village too move to camps set up state government at safer places during night only to return next morning to take care of their cattle.
In view of the mounting tension along the borders, the state government has already put in place its contingency plan to deal with any emergency by ordering closure of all educational institutions in border areas, setting up camps at safe places and keeping at standby vehicles to evacuate people in case of Pakistani shelling.