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BSF sends back Pak man who inadvertently entered India

Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the fenced border with Pakistan in Suchetgarh, southwest of Jammu January 14, 2013. India's army chief General Bikram Singh held out the threat of retaliating against Pakistan for the killing of two soldiers at the de facto border in Kashmir, saying he had asked his ground commanders to be aggressive in the face of provocation. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: MILITARY CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

Chandigarh: In a goodwill gesture, BSF has handed over a 65-year-old Pakistani national, who had inadvertently crossed into the Indian territory two days ago, back to his country.

Border Security Force (BSF) troops at Barreke Border Out Post in Ferozepur sector apprehended Mohammad Ali, resident of village Sheru Khana in Pakistan, on February 10 as he inadvertently crossed the international boundary, entered

Indian territory and reached near border security fence, a BSF official said on Sunday.

The official said Pakistan Rangers were contacted on Saturday and Ali was handed over to them on humanitarian ground.

PTI