Army repatriates boy from other side of LoC

Srinagar: A boy from other Kashmir, who had inadvertently entered this side in the frontier district of Kupwara on April 5 was handed over to Pakistan Army on Wednesday, officials said.

They said the boy identified as Mausam, son of Manzoor Ahmad, resident of Lipa valley had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) into this side in the border town of Karnah on the night of April 5. However, the boy was kept in a barrack by troops guarding the LoC.

Later, Pakistani troops were informed about the boy entering this side after crossing the LoC. Troops from both sides talked on the hotline and it was decided to repatriate the boy as a humanitarian gesture.
The boy was handed over to Pakistan troops at Teetwal crossing point at 1150 hrs.

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