Minor boy repatriated to Pak at Chakkan Da Bagh


POONCH: A minor boy, who accidentally infiltrated to Indian side of Degwar sector of Poonch district from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK), on the intervening night of June 24 and 25, repatriated through Chakkan Da Bagh here on Wednesday.
The minor, a PAK citizen, had infiltrated to this side of Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar sector of Poonch on Sunday in the wee hours, the Kashmir Times has reported.
“Alert Indian troops of 2 Nanga had first noticed suspicious movement of the minor along LoC in Forward Degwar area. The troops, after minutely noticing the movement, detained the boy identified as Mohammed Abdullah, 8, son of Mohammed Akram resident of Degwar, district Poonch of PAK,” official sources stated.
“Indian troops informed Pakistani army about the boy and provided a photograph of the boy and asked them to enquire about him. Today Pakistan army responded and accepted that boy is a Pak national and mistakenly crossed LoC,” sources told.
Sources added that after medical and other legal formalities, the minor was handed over to Pakistan army at Chakkan Da Bagh.
“Mohammed Abdullah was released on humanitarian grounds, owing to his young age and to boost the Confidence Building Measures between India and Pakistan. He was presented a set of new clothes and a box of sweets. Indian army stands by its ethos of being a humane force and maintains sensitivity while dealing with innocent civilians,” said army sources.