Srinagar: The Indian Army arrested a 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-controlled Kashmir on Friday after he crossed over into Indian side along the Line of Control in Rajouri district, PTI reported quoting an Army official.
A patrol of the Indian Army along the LoC apprehended a 12-year-old intruder from PoK who had crossed over to this side of the border in Nowshera sector, a defence spokesperson confirmed the arrest.
The boy has been identified as Ashfaq Ali Chauhan, the son of a retired Baloch Regiment soldier of Dunger Pel village in PcK, the spokesperson said, adding that he had surrendered immediately after being challenged by the Armys patrol party.
Officials alleged that he was sent from the neighbouring country to locate possible infiltration spots along the border. The minor will be handed over to the police by the Army for further investigation.
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