Two teenaged boys from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), who had entered the Indian territory inadvertently on March 22, were returned to Pakistan authorities on Sunday.
Identified as Rehamat Ullaha and Inayat Ullaha, residents of Chhaouru village in Ktli district (POK) had crossed over on Friday from Ashoka Post in the Jhangar area of Rajouri district. They were arrested by the troopers of 54 RR when appeared at Ashoka gate at border fencing and were interrogated by the senior officers and military intelligence sleuths.
On finding them innocent and in consultation with higher authorities, it was decided to hand over them to PoK authorities and, accordingly, the Pakistan army was contacted on the hotline.
Pakistan army during a flag meeting on Saturday had demanded photographs and address of the siblings to confirm their nationality, which was provided on the spot by the Indian army.
But after daylong wait on Saturday Pakistan did not respond and siblings were kept in an army unit at Poonch . On Sunday, at 12.30pm, the gates at Chakan-da-Bagh cross LoC point were opened and both the brothers were handed over to them.