Indian Army repatriates PoK resident who crossed over

By: OneIndia Defence Desk
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Udhampur (J&K), June 13: The Indian Army on Saturday yet again exhibited its humanitarian gesture by repatriating a resident of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

Defence Spokesperson of the area SD Goswami said that the Indian Army undertook the exercise keeping up the high standards, ethos and traditions.

Indian Army repatriates PoK resident

The man has been identified as Kashif Baig, a resident of Amra Sawan in of PoK. He had inadvertently crossed over to the Indian territory on June 10. He was apprehended by the troops in the Uri Sector.

"The individual was handed over by the unit based at Uri frontier area to the Pakistan Army with a new set of clothes and sweets for the family," the spokesperson said.

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Officials said that after verification and conducting the standard procedures, the Indian Army got in touch with the Pakistan side over the hotline.


The man has been identified as Kashif Baig, a resident of Amra Sawan in of PoK.

"The message was initiated to inform the safety and well being of Kashif Baig. Later, a request for a flag meeting was held to repatriate the individual," the spokesperson added.

Subsequently, a flag meeting was held at the Chakothi Uri Crossing Point located close to the Kaman Aman Setu, near Uri in Jammu and Kashmir today morning.

In August 2014, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Satyasheel Yadav was handed over to India by Pakistan Rangers after he was swept away by strong currents of Chenab river. However, his release had grabbed headlines.

Despite hostile relationship with India and unprovoked firing from the Pakistan side, Indian Army has never missed an opportunity to exhibit its humanitarian side by handing over civilians crossing the border with no malafide intentions.

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