Jammu: A Pakistani national was arrested on Saturday (September 21) after he intruded into this side from the international border (IB) here, officials said.

Inspector general of police in Jammu, Mukesh Singh, confirmed the arrest of 20-year-old Basharat Ali, a resident of Sialkot in Pakistan.

Ali had managed to sneak into this side from Pakistan and reached Chandu Check village of the RS Pura sector. He was caught by some villagers there and handed over to police, the officials said.

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They said Ali was unarmed and immediately whisked away by police. "He is being questioned," the IGP said when asked about the motive for his sneaking into the country.

Last week, Indian Army officials nabbed a Gurdaspur native for allegedly providing photographs of the cantonment area to a Pakistani man. The accused is identified as Vipan Singh. The Army personnel arrested Singh on September 18. 

According to reports, military intelligence officers are still questioning Singh. It is also reported that the suspect was allegedly offered Rs 10 lakh for providing the photographs. Sources say Singh also had sent photographs of the under-construction Kartarpur corridor to the same person.

With PTI inputs