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Pakistan sends back Indian man who inadvertently crossed border

Shyam Behari Ram, who crossed over to the Pakistani territory a few days ago, had been apprehended on the working boundary at Pukhlean Sector, Pakistan army said in a statement.

india Updated: Mar 30, 2017 01:32 IST
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This photo taken on February 20, 2017 shows Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrolling along a fence at the India-Pakistan border, at Wagah some 35kms from Amritsar.
This photo taken on February 20, 2017 shows Border Security Force (BSF) personnel patrolling along a fence at the India-Pakistan border, at Wagah some 35kms from Amritsar. (AFP)

An Indian man was handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF) on “humanitarian grounds” by Pakistani security forces, days after he inadvertently crossed the border.

Shyam Behari Ram, who crossed over to the Pakistani territory a few days ago, had been apprehended on the working boundary at Pukhlean Sector, Pakistan army said in a statement.

“Today the Pakistan Rangers have handed him over to Indian authorities on humanitarian grounds,” it said. He was handed over the BSF at the Wagah border.

Ram was thoroughly interrogated by Pakistani intelligence agency but it was not proven that he was a spy, according to a source.

Upon confirmation that he inadvertently crossed into Pakistan, the agency decided to send him back, he added.