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Jammu, 11 March 2016
Indian Army in a good will gesture handed over a 15 year old Pakistani boy to Pakistan authorities a day after he inadvertently crossed over to India.
On 10 March 2016, a 15 years old boy named ‘Nadeem Chaudhary’ resident of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control in Naoshera Sector was apprehended by Indian Army troops on the Line of Control.
On establishing the facts of his inadvertent crossing of Line of Control, the authorities in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) were informed by the Army and the boy was handed over from Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing point to Pakistan authorities at 1140 hours on 11 March 2016 as a humanitarian gesture.