Ahmedabad: With Independence Day a week away, sensing unusual movement at the international border close to Gujarat and Rajasthan, alert Border Security Force personnel shot a Pakistani intruder while trying to cross into India.

As per reports, the BSF's night patrol troops spotted a man who crossed over the International Border and then tried to scale the fence around midnight on Friday.

“It was dark, and the forces fired in self-defence. You never know if the intruder trying to cross over is carrying arms,” BSF official was quoted as saying in a report.

The report further states that the Pakistani intruder who got hit in the gun fire could not be immediately traced as he hid himself behind a bush after running away. However, during a search in the morning, he was found lying dead on the Indian side.

“At the same moment, BSF troops also noticed movement on Pakistani side. Earlier, similar attempts made by Pakistan during daytime were foiled by the BSF. However, this is the first time that an infiltration attempt has been made during the night in this area,” a release from the BSF was quoted as stating.

The BSF is, reportedly, under high alert and security agencies are leaving no stone unturned to keep the borders safe from intruders.