Pak teenager repatriated

A Pakistani teenaged boy, who crossed over inadvertently into Indian territory early today was repatriated this evening.

Last Updated: Aug 08, 2010, 22:33 PM IST

Attari: A Pakistani teenaged boy,
who crossed over inadvertently into Indian territory early
today was repatriated this evening.

16-year-old Mohammad Haider from Gol Mandi in Lahore had
crossed over to India at 4 am, a BSF official said.

However, he immediately surrendered when asked to raise
his hands by the BSF troops, the official said.

On questioning, Haider was found to be innocent, after
which Pakistan Rangers at Rorawali post were informed about
the incident, he said.

Responding immediately Pakistan Rangers agreed to allow
the boy to enter from the same point to Pakistan from where he
had crossed over into Indian territory.

Normally, when any Pakistani crosses over to India by
mistake, he/she is always sent home through the land transit
route of Attari border.

However, in this case, the boy was allowed to cross over
from the same point he had entered the Indian soil keeping in
view the innocence of the person and his age, the official
said.

PTI