Indian trucks detained in PoK for 3 weeks return

  • PTI, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Feb 13, 2014 10:16 IST

After being detained for more than three weeks in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, 27 Indian trucks returned on Wednesday evening to north Kashmir as India and Pakisatn agreed to end the stand-off which began after the arrest of a PoK driver on January 17.

As many as 27 Indian trucks and 48 trucks of PoK, which had been held up at Salamabad since the stand-off, crossed over to their respective areas at Kaman post at Uri in north Kashmir from 7 pm to 7.30 pm, official sources said.

However, one truck along with its driver will continue to remain in the custody of Jammu and Kashmir police. He was arrested for allegedly ferrying 114 packets of brown sugar worth Rs 100 crore in international market in his vehicle and based on his interrogation two more persons were arrested from Bandipore in north Kashmir.

According to sources, Pakistan finally agreed not to insist on its demand for release of the arrested driver and his vehicle as the Indian side made it clear that he will have to face the law.

However, there is uncertainty over resumption of cross-border trade, the sources said.

 

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