Pakistani authorities send back Poonch boy who crossed LoC five months ago

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Srinagar: A boy hailing from Jhulas village of Poonch was on Friday handed over by Pakistani authorities after a gap of five months when he went missing.

An official while talking identified the boy as 32 years old Ilyas Ahmed son of Mir Mohammad resident of Jhulas village.

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The said village is located on Line of Control and the said boy went missing in 11 December 2018 after which a missing report was lodged in local police station.

However, few days after his missing, a video surfaced wherein missing boy was found in a village of Pakistan opposite Poonch following which his mother also made a passionate appeal to Pak authorities to release his boy.

Official said that on Friday morning, Pakistan authorities formally handed over the boy to Indian army on crossing point from where he was handed over to Poonch police.

“The boy will soon be handed over to his family once legal and medical formalities are completed,” a Police official in Poonch told. (KNO)