Poonch: Three boys from Pakistan controlled Kashmir (PcK), who were apprehended along Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district two days ago, were repatriated by army on Friday, officials said.
According to PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devender Anand, the children were safely repatriated to Pakistan controlled Kashmir (PcK) on Friday. The trio has been identified as Danyal Malik (17) of Lassi Mang Chattra, Arbaz Rahim (13) of Troti Chattra and Umair Rahim (9) of Troti Chattra.
“The children were treated very humanely and compassionately, beholding the finest traditions of the Indian Army,” Anand said.
Earlier, Commander 10 Infantry KG Brigade addressed a presser and said that at around 3:45 pm. on August 18, soldiers deployed along the LoC through a well coordinated and established surveillance system observed some suspicious movement.
“Immediately a cordon was established and three individuals were apprehended,” he said, adding, “These individuals turned out to be young children of age between 9 and 17 years.”
He said these three children had inadvertently crossed the LoC while carrying fishing activity.
The army officer said that there was fourth individual who returned back and army did not open fire because he too was a child.
“As they claim, they are from Troti Darmshall and Chattra which is across the LoC,” he said, adding, “These children were taken care of compassionately by us and provided requisite provisions for comfortable stay as is the culture of ours.”
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