LoC cross-over: Two Indian teenagers return back home

Last Updated: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 18:57

Poonch (J&K): It is a time for reunion
and relief for the families of the two Indian teenagers who
had accidentally strayed into Pakistani territory.

The Pakistan Army handed them over to Indian
authorities at Chakan-Da-Bagh along Line of Control (LoC) in
Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir last evening, officials
said.

14-year-old Mohammad Yunus and 15-year-old Mohammad
Ishtiyak reunited with their families in Gigdiya border
village in Sabzian belt in Poonch district, a month after they
had strayed to the other side, officials said.

The two had strayed into Pakistani territory along LoC
inadvertently while searching for their missing cattle on
April 29.

They were handed over to senior district officer
Poonch, Matloob Khan who told officials that Pak Army had
interrogated them about their crossing into Pakistan.

Army authorities informed their counterparts across
about the straying of two teenagers and demanded their return.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, May 29, 2011 - 18:57
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