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Pak army repatriates mentally unstable man via LoC in Poonch

The man has been identified as Mohammed Ilyas, 33, of Jhullas village in the Poonch district.

india Updated: May 17, 2019 18:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Jammu
Poonch,Pak army,LoC
Amid estranged Indo-Pak ties post Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Pakistan on Friday repatriated a mentally unstable man via Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Amid estranged Indo-Pak ties post Pulwama terror attack on February 14, Pakistan on Friday repatriated a mentally unstable man via Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

He has been identified as Mohammed Ilyas, 33, of Jhullas village in the Poonch district.

Poonch police district chief, Ramesh Kumar Angral said, “On December 11, this man inadvertently cross the LoC and entered PoK. His family had lodged a missing complaint with the police.”

Angral further said that the individual was mentally unsound.

“He was repatriated today by Pakistan via Chakan-da-Bagh crossing point on the LoC. He was handed over to Indian Army by the Pak Army officers. He was later handed over to us. His medical examination is being conducted and after completion of legal formalities, he will be handed over to his family,” said the SSP.

He is a married man, said the officer.

After the man went missing, a video had gone viral on social media wherin Ilyas was spotted in a village close to the LoC on the Pakistani side.

First Published: May 17, 2019 18:09 IST