On August 23, 2022, the Border Security Force (BSF) conducted a patrol along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab and recovered a cache of assault weapons, suspected to have been smuggled across the border. Moreover, this is a matter of concern for the security agencies, ahead of the PM’s visit to Punjab today.
According to sources, the BSF officials, from the Ferozepur sector, found three AK series rifles with six magazines, two M3 submachine guns with four magazines, and two pistols with two magazines in the early hours. Additionally, on getting the information, the senior police officials also visited the site and started the investigation.
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The BSF officials have been trying to figure out how the weapons in such a huge quantity have been brought across the border, while the Punjab police is trying to find out the smuggler who would be getting these weapons. On the other hand, the news of a bomb created panic amongst the people of Ferozepur, however, it turned out to be a fake news, as on checking, an old tape recorder was found.
Meanwhile, such news and recovery of weapons along the Indo-Pak border in Ferozepur, is a matter of concern for the administration, as PM Narendra Modi will be visiting Punjab and Haryana on August 24, today, to inaugurate the medical institutions. Moreover, security has been beefed up in Chandigarh UT, Haryana, Punjab and the neighbouring states, ahead of the PM’s visit.
Earlier, on January 5, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Punjab to lay the foundation of the PGI Satellite Centre, erupted as he had to stop at an overbridge in Ferozepur, due to the road blocked by some protestors. However, this time, the Central security agencies as well as the Punjab administration is on an alert, followed by checking of the vehicles in Punjab and Haryana.