Pakistani child Kasif, lodged at the juvenile home in Faridkot, on Wednesday got his passport, which is almost his ticket to freedom.
On April 6, the juvenile justice board of Guruharsahai had acquitted him of crossing the border illegally. His father, Mohamad Zafir, had married a second time in Pakistan and his stepmother treated him badly. Upset over it, he had crossed over to India.
Inspecting the juvenile home on Tuesday, Fatehdeep Singh, district and sessions judge of Faridkot, has asked the authorities concerned to expedite the process of setting Kasif free and on his way home. The judge was surprised at finding Lavleen Singh, 11, there on a charge of rape. The judge said the child was unlikely to have committed the crime and, maybe he was a victim of injustice.