Pakistani Soldier Repatriated

Jammu, Jul 13 (IANS): The Indian Army Friday handed over a Pakistani soldier to its compatriot across the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The soldier, Arif Ali had crossed over to the Indian side of the Line of Control on Thursday morning. He was arrested by the Indian Army. He was carrying no weapons but was found to be in possession of Rs.13,000 of Pakistani currency and two SIM cards.

Army sources said that after detailed questioning, it was discovered that the Pakistani soldier had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian side. There was no love angle or any hostile intention, the sources said.

"As a goodwill gesture, the army decided to repatriate the Pakistani soldier," a source in the army told IANS

The soldier was handed over to Pakistani army at Chakan Da Bagh on the LoC, the sources said.


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