In a scene straight out of the Bollywood movie, Canada-based NRI crashed his SUV through three sets of Indo-Pak border gates before he halted at one of the Pakistani gate, which falls under the high security zone.
The man was identified as one Canada-based Surinder Singh Kang, belonging to Jalandhar in Punjab and after preliminary questioning, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) handed him over to the Punjab Police.
Interestingly BSF had announced that it has increased the security on the international borders in the wake of the recent Paris attacks. Upon the status of preparedness, the BSF Inspector General of Police Anil Palliwal said, “there was no lack of security. We can’t open fire on any vehicle on the Indian side in a hurry. A vehicle was apprehended but we avoided opening fire. Vehicles of customs and immigration officials also move here. We have ordered an inquiry. This inquiry will not only look into this incident but also suggest what steps should be taken to avoid such episodes in the future”.
A local court has sent him to the three day custody with Amritsar police. He was also medically examined at the Guru Nanak Hospital during the day. Kang’s family has stated that he suffers from bipolar disorder and depression.
“We have been given three-day police remand of Surinder Singh Kang. We will investigate him. He has also been examined medically but the report is pending. We cannot say anything about his objective. He looks like he is mentally upset. He also seems a religious person. It is possible that he wanted to go to Nankana Sahib in Pakistan. But nothing can be said as of now. We are probing the matter,” said Yadwinder Singh, a Punjab SHO.
“Kang may have not have any horrible. Security agencies exposed in the incident would love to declare him mentally upset. The investigative agency, however, will need to cross check every angle before concluding its investigation,” a senior police official said.
The incident of this person crashing his SUV at the zero line at the sensitive India-Pakistan border, exposed a huge security lapse.