Srinagar, Apr 11 (UNI) Five militants today crossed the Line of Control (LoC) from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in Uri area and surrendered before the Army, official sources said.
They said three militants crossed the LoC at Dulanja while two from Kamalkote.
Immediately after crossing over to this side, the militants surrendered before the troops who later handed them over to the Uri police station.
The sources said the militants had crossed over to PoK for arms training some years ago.
The police have registered an FIR in the case and started investigations.
With this, a total of 13 militants have surrendered before the authorities in this month.
While seven militants had surrendered earlier this month, an ultra along with his entire family surrendered before the Army at the Nanak Post in Uri after they crossed the LoC on April 6.
Naseer Ahmed Juzvi, a resident of Sultandaki in Uri and affliated with the Islamic Front militant outfit, had crossed over to PoK in 1990 for arms training. Juzvi married Naseema, a resident of Muzaffarabad, during his stay in PoK.
Last night, Juzvi, his wife and four children crossed the LoC at the Kaman Post and surrendered before the troops without arms and ammunition. The soldiers handed over Juzvi and his family members to the Uri police station.
Several political leaders and groups have urged the government to offer general amnesty to the disgruntled youth who crossed over to PoK for arms training and were now willing to return and lead a normal life.
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