Jammu: A 22-year-old Pakistani man was arrested on Tuesday from along the International Border in the Suchetgarh sector of R S Pura, soon after he crossed over to the Indian side of the fence, a Border Security Force (BSF) officer said.
The officer further stated that the BSF troops noticed a man trying to sneak into the Indian side during the wee hours, as it was dark. He was subsequently arrested near the border fence, the officer informed.
During interrogation, the man was identified as Ali Raja, said that he was a tailor at Pasroor in Pakistan's Sialkot.
The BSF has recovered Pakistani currency notes from him.
In September, scuttling a major infiltration bid, the BSF had unearthed a 14-feet-long tunnel across the IB in nearby Arnia sector, which was being dug from the Pakistani side.
The unfinished tunnel, approximately three-feet high and two-and-a-half feet wide, on the slopes of the bank of Dhamalla nulla (stream) was detected on September 30.
A US-made compass, 60 rounds of ammunition, a hand grenade and other items, most of which carrying Pakistan markings, were seized from the tunnel.