It may have taken 23 years and his death for Pakistan to send home Sarabjit Singh,who,his family claims,was a victim of mistaken identity and had mistakenly strayed across the border in an inebriated state,but things arent always as worse,at least when it come to sending back people who when inadvertently cross over to India from the neighbouring country.
The Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab,assigned with the task to secure the dividing line between India and Pakistan,in an example of great heart and compassion,has sent back a number of Pakistani nationals who had crossed over to Indian territory by mistake. In fact,in the last four months alone,it sent back eight Pakistani nationals,including a teenage girl.
The teenager Sidhra,a resident Killusahu village in Pakistans Kasur district,was apprehended by BSF on April 30 from border out post Rana at Abohar after she crossed the international border and reached BSF security fencing gate.
The girl told the BSF officials that she had inadvertently crossed over to Indian side after a fight with her father on some domestic issue as she was not aware of the alignment of international border.
The officials then contacted the Pakistan Rangers and after verifying the details handed over the girl to them as a goodwill gesture, BSF DIG RPS Jaswal said.
Among others who were sent back to Pakistan are Bashir (30) and Ghulam Ghose (39). The residents of Mirdad village in Pakistans Sahiwal district had entered nearly 600 meters inside Indian territory a couple of days ago.
The DIG said that owing to the agricultural land on both sides of the border,the farmers often get confused and enter the neighbouring country. They are sent home after proper investigations.