Indian army hands over AJK boy to Pakistan: report

Indian army hands over AJK boy to Pakistan: report

SRINAGAR – A 11-year-old boy of Azad Jammu Kashmir who had strayed into India-held Jammu Kashmir was repatriated by Indian army officials on Tuesday, said a report published on The Times of India.

Sameer Kayani, a resident of Laswa in a town called Athmuqam, was intercepted by Indian troops as he inadvertently crossed into India last week on Thursday, TOI quoted army officials as saying. According to report, officials said that a hot line message was urgently sent to Pakistan after the boy was intercepted to inform the Pakistani army of Sameer's safety and well-being.

The report added that the message also requested a flag meeting to ensure Sameer's return to his family at the earliest. “The flag meeting was held at the Teetwal Crossing Point and the boy was handed over to representatives of Pakistan Army by the unit based at Tanghdar frontier area,” TOI quoted the officials as saying. The report further said that the Indian army also gave Kayani a pair of new clothes and sweets for his family across the border.


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