Indian media claims BSF arrested Pakistani citizen in Rajasthan

New Delhi, July 23 (KMS): Indian media have claimed that Border Security Force arrested a Pakistani citizen in Srigangagar district of the Indian state of Rajasthan, who allegedly crossed the border with the intention to kill blasphemer BJP leader.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the Indian media claimed that the BSF arrested the Pakistani citizen identified as Rizwan Ashraf from the Hindumal border in Srigangagar district. The BSF stated that the accused had crossed the border on July 16 and was apprehended after he was spotted roaming around near the fencing. It also claimed that he was carrying an 11-inch long knife, religious books, clothes, food and sand in a bag.

Indian police and intelligence agencies alleged that the arrested person was a terrorist and had come to the Indian side to kill the Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Nupur Sharma, who made derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

“In the preliminary interrogation, he revealed his plan to kill BJP leader Nupur Sharma. He seems to be religiously motivated. He was produced before a court from where he was sent into police custody for five days,” Superintendent of police (SP), Anand Sharma, claimed.

The Indian media on the behest of intelligence agencies is exploiting this incident and trying to mislead the world by propagating that religious extremism is on the rise in Pakistan. However, the fact is that this incident might be an individual act of Rizwan Ashraf due to ideological motivation. The Indian intelligence agencies are also likely to connect the incident with ISI to malign Pakistan. This has been an old practice of the Indian forces and intelligence agencies, particularly in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In their attempts to malign Pakistan and its agencies, Indian troops picked up innocent Kashmiri youth from their homes and killed them in fake encounters like the one in Machil in 2010 and passed them as Pakistani militants. However, later it came to fore that the victims were locals and were killed by the troops in staged encounters.

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