Boy opted militancy for his family but landed in BSF net

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Srinagar, Jul 21 (UNI) An unemployed Pakistani youth, who joined Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM) to feed his family, eventually landed in Border Security Force (BSF) net while trying to exfiltrate back in the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) in Tangdhar sector.

He had infiltrated into this side from the PoK only seven days ago along with nine others who later managed to fled back into other side after a brief encounter with the troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC).

A BSF spokesman said troops of 143 battalion noticed a youth holding some arms and ammunition near the LoC trying to exfiltrate into PoK.

When challenged, the youth tried to escape but was overpowered after a brief chase.

During the preliminary questioning, he said he was a native of Balochistan and had joined militancy in year 2007 after being promised a monthly salary of Rs 10,000 and proper care of his family at home.

''Since I was unemployed and no one in the family was earning, I joined militancy to earn bread for my family,'' he said.

He said he along with nine other Pakistani militants of the HuM made an aborted infiltration bid on intervening night of July 11 and 12 through Tangdhar sector.

However, when the group came under fire from the troops guarding the border, nine of them retreated to PoK but he could not do so and remained in the forest for seven days waiting for the opportunity to exfiltrate.

BSF spokesman said the apprehended militant was carrying fake Indian currency amounting to Rs 1,25,000 besides arms and ammunition.

He further said the group was carrying fake Indian currency of Rs 20,00,000 which were to be handed over to a valley-based commander, who was to receive them.

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