Kutch: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday apprehended a Pakistani national from Kutch district in Gujarat for entering India illegally.

The arrested man has been identified as Mohammad Shan. According to reports, he is a resident of Punjab province in Pakistan.

"The Pakistani national was apprehended when he tried to enter India after crossing the border fence. He was held from near the border pillar number 1123," BSF DIG GS Mallik said.

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Shan has been handed over to the police and will be interrogated by various security agencies at Joint Interrogation Centre in Bhuj, BSF sources said.

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Intruders, who generally try to enter India through Kutch region, are from neighbouring Sindh province of Pakistan. However, this man is from Punjab province, BSF officials said.