According to a senior BSF officer, during preliminary interrogation the accused has said that he had fired at his seniors after an altercation broke out between them.
The exact reason as to why and how the alleged fratricide incident took place is being ascertained even as the Border Security Force has ordered an inquiry into the incident
The head constable, identified as Narendra, was initially reported missing around noon. By evening, a BSF search team found his body three-four metres inside Pakistan.
The exchange of fire comes as a set back to the temporary suspension of operations and political process of dialogue, and has been condemned by both the BJP and Congress as a “betrayal” by Pakistan despite commitment to maintain ceasefire.
Police said that they have served a notice to the accused under section 411-(a) of the CrPc. If convicted, the accused may have to serve imprisonment which may extend for a year, pay a fine or both.
KK Sharma was present on the last day of the two-day conference that saw 300 delegates from Assam, Tripura and West Bengal.
Giving details, sources said that they were firing on forward Indian positions and civilian areas from R S Pura to Kanachak and Pargwal sectors. The BSF personnel were retaliating strongly and effectively.
Ali Raja, a tailor from Pasroor village of Sialkot, was arrested from Suchetgarh sector in R S Pura area by an alert BSF personnel in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Data accessed by The Indian Express showed maximum smuggling activity was now being noticed in the Border Out Posts (BOPs) of the BSF in Abohar as well as Ferozepur sectors and this was reflected by the seizure of Heroin made in these areas.
Indian security forces on Saturday detected an underground cross-border tunnel coming from the Pakistan side into Arnia sector.
Speaking at the inauguration of a ‘MODI-fest’, Rajnath Singh said he had directed the director general of the Border Security Force not to fire the first bullet at Pakistan, but if Pakistan opened fire at India the forces should retaliate effectively.
The attack comes ahead of the June 22 polling for by-election to Anantnag Assembly seat where Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is one of the nine candidates in the fray.
Interestingly, all of them belonged to the Garo tribal community who are said to be several thousands in number residing in villages close to the Indo-Bangladesh border of Meghalaya.
One of the 3 labourers hurt in Friday’s firing dies
Artistes performed various dance forms like Kathak followed by Punjabi folk songs rendered by famous singer Hans Raj Hans.