A BSF constable deployed along the India-Pakistan border in Rajasthan was on Friday arrested by Punjab Police in connection with its probe into cross-border smuggling of contraband and other illegal activities.
Officials said constable Anil Kumar of 52nd battalion of the Border Security Force was handed over to Punjab Police after his alleged role in cross-border smuggling activities came to the fore.
They said Kumar was posted along the International Border (IB) in Ganganagar in Rajasthan.
Senior BSF officials had earlier suspected his activities and a court of inquiry was ordered against him by the paramilitary force sometime ago. The officials said that the inquiry had been completed recently and he was reportedly indicted in the probe. Later, they said, Punjab Police found his alleged links with some cross-border smugglers active in the state.
He is also alleged to have some contacts across the border, they said. And when Punjab Police approached BSF, the force decided to hand him over for further probe into his alleged wrongdoings. They said the Punjab Police will interrogate him to get to the bottom of the case.