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Army Arrests POK Man Along LOC In Poonch

(This was originally posted in Times Of India)

The Indian Army on Friday arrested a man from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) when he crossed the Line of Control and entered Indian territory in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. This is the sixth such incident since August 20 when residents of PoK have strayed into Indian territory. The man from PoK crossed the LoC at about 12.30 pm and was apprehended by the Indian Army troops along the Mendhar river in Balnoi area of Poonch district. The security forces are investigating the incident and updates are awaited.

Five PoK minors have crossed into Jammu and Kashmir till September 2 this year. All were returned to Pakistan as a goodwill gesture along with gifts and new clothes. Only the 15-year-old boy, who crossed the LoC in the Keri sector of Rajouri district on September 2 was booked by the police under Rajouri police station. The police are investigating the boy.

On August 24, a 16-year-old boy had inadvertently crossed the LoC in Poonch district. On August 20, the Army repatriated three minor boys after they were apprehended along the LoC in Poonch district.On January 8 this year, the Army had repatriated a minor boy who had inadvertently crossed the LoC into Poonch on December 31. Before his repatriation, the Army had also deported two teenage girls.

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Kartik Sud

I am working as a News Author With the DefenceXP network, Observing LOC and LAC

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