Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday shot dead a Pakistani intruder who was carrying 6 kg of heroin worth Rs 6 crore and fake Indian currency with a face value of Rs 20 lakh.
According to BSF officials, the intruder tiptoed into Rajatal village, located only one km from Attari border, and was asked by the force to surrender. When he refused to do so, BSF opened fire, killing him on the spot.
In a search conducted later, 6 kg heroine, a sophisticated automatic pistol and fake currency with a face value of Rs 20 lakh was found with the body of unidentified Pakistani national.
After a failed Taliban plot to target the flag-lowering ceremony at the Attari/Wagah border, BSF authorities had recently deployed quick-reaction teams (QRTs) at three joint check-posts.
Pakistan security agencies had arrested Khalilullah, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan commander of southern part of Punjab province, and a 17-year-old would-be suicide bomber on the inputs of intelligence agencies.
The two Taliban activists along with eight others had allegedly been plotting an attack at the Wagah border during the flag-lowering ceremony carried out by Pakistan Rangers and the BSF.
After this incident, BSF had sounded special operational alert in the border belt running in Punjab and intensified frisking of visitors coming to watch the flag-lowering ceremony.
Pakistani Rangers have also been sharing intelligence inputs with BSF authorities.