Border Security Force releases a 15-year-old Pakistan

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Amritsar
  • Updated: Aug 07, 2015 22:33 IST

In a goodwill gesture, the Border Security Force (BSF) on Friday released a Pakistani boy (13) who had entered the Indian territory inadvertently.

In a press release issued here, the BSF claimed that the boy, Sajid, had crossed the international border on August 6 and been caught near the Rattan Khurd outpost. "Investigations revealed that it was a case of inadvertent crossing, so Pakistani Rangers were contacted and Sajid handed over to them," the release stated.

Sajid is from Pakistani village of Bhamma, where he works in a brick kiln.

16 more Pak nationals freed

Responding to Pakistan's gesture of releasing 163 Indian fishermen a couple of days ago, the Indian government freed 16 Pakistani nationals from various jails.

The freed people walked over to their country through the Attari-Wagah road route. They had completed their sentences related to various crimes. Out of the 16, five were released from Poonch, eight from Jammu, two from Gujarat, and another from Amritsar.

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