Shots fired after drone spotted along border

Shots fired after drone spotted along border

With dense fog engulfing the region, another incident of drone movement was observed at Rajatal village located in the Amritsar-Tarn Taran area here last night. - File photo

Amritsar, December 26

With dense fog engulfing the region, another incident of drone movement was observed at Rajatal village located in the Amritsar-Tarn Taran area here last night.

A BSF team fired several rounds at the drone, but it returned to Pakistan. The BSF along with Amritsar Rural and Tarn Taran police carried out a search operation in the area, but failed to make any recoveries.

Amritsar Rural SSP Rakesh Kaushal said the search would continue for now. As per details, the unmanned aerial vehicle made as many as five sorties inside the Indian territory between 7.45 pm and 10.30 pm. The BSF personnel heard the humming sound of the drone originating from the Pakistan side. Following the standard operating procedure, they fired in the direction. Kaushal said a joint operation of the BSF and Amritsar Rural police was conducted to search for any droppings, but nothing was found.

The sources said it was suspected a consignment of weapons or drugs was apparently dropped inside the Indian territory, which was retrieved and hidden by the anti-national forces with the help of cross-border smugglers. — TNS

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