Two teenage siblings from PaK repatriated
Two teenage siblings from PaK repatriated

JAMMU — Two minor girls from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK), who had strayed into the Indian side along the Line of Control (LoC) yesterday and later intercepted by the Army in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir, were repatriated on Monday.

They were handed over to authorities from PaK at Chakan Da Bagh crossing point in Poonch district, officials said.

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Residents of Abbasspur in Kahuta tehsil of PaK, the girls had “inadvertently crossed into the Indian side in Poonch sector in the morning hours,” Army spokesperson, based in Jammu, had said yesterday.

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The official had said the Indian troops deployed along the LoC detected the crossing and exercised complete restraint to prevent any harm to teenagers.

Official sources said that these girls were intercepted near Sarla in Sub Sector Gulpur of Poonch district at around 8:45 AM.

An official said that the girls are from Gujjar community living across the border.

Pertinently, government forces have intensified patrolling on LoC after unearthing of a tunnel and infiltration bids this year.

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