BSF repatriates minor boy from Pakistan who crossed border accidentally

Amritsar: A minor boy from Pakistan who crossed over into Indian territory along International Border (IB) in Punjab's Abohar sector was on Friday handed over to Pakistani Rangers by the Border Security Force (BSF).

"M D Waqas Akram, a resident of Pakistan's Bhawalnagar had crossed over to India inadvertently through International Boundary on 14 April," BSF DIG Punjab Frontier R S Kataria said.

Representational image. IBNlive

Representational image. IBNlive

Akram, around 13-14 year old, was apprehended by BSF troops at Border Out Post Nirmal, Ex-90 Bn BSF, Abohar Sector, he said.

During questioning, it came to notice that the boy had crossed over to Indian territory inadvertently. Nothing objectionable was found from his possession, the DIG said.

Immediate after questioning, a flag meeting was held with the Pakistan Rangers on Friday and the boy was handed over to them on humanitarian ground, the DIG added.

Two Pakistani nationals (including Akram), who had crossed over inadvertently so far this year, have been handed over to Pakistan Rangers by the Border Security Force, Punjab Frontier, said DIG.

Updated Date: Apr 15, 2016 22:14 PM

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