The Border Security Force (BSF) recovered an abandoned Pakistani boat from the Tota Guru post (Dera Baba Nanak post) in Ravi river at Khaasa border outpost in the Kakkar Rania area near Gurdaspur in Punjab around 5 am on Tuesday.
The boat was spotted by a BSF jawan. Following this a BSF speed boat was rushed to the spot and the boat was taken into custody to which an anchor was attached, reports Hindustan Times.
BSF Director General K.K. Sharma said in New Delhi that no suspicious item was found on the boat.
“We have captured a Pakistani boat which had washed away to this side in River Ravi along the International Border (IB) in Pathankot sector”, BSF’s Punjab Frontier DIG, R S Kataria said to reporters.
He said the abandoned boat might have been washed away following yesterday’s strong flow in river Ravi, which lies along the international border in Pathankot sector.
The BSF said they were investigating whether the boat was used for military observation in the area bordering with Pakistan. The security personnel are also considering the possibility of terrorists sneaking into the area and the forces are in high alert.
This happened amongst high vigil between the two countries due to the increasing tension between the two.
A Pakistani boat with nine people on boat was apprehended by the coast guard off the Gujarat coast on October 2. The Pakistani boat was apprehended by Coast Guard ship Samudra Pavak during regular patrolling in the Gujarat coast.
Such incidents are not rare in the area. In the past, even animals had got washed away because of strong flow and rising water level.