In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan today repatriated two Indian men from Kashmir who had strayed across the Line of Control by mistake.
In a goodwill gesture, Pakistan today repatriated two Indian men from Kashmir who had strayed across the Line of Control by mistake. Security officials said 23-year-old Bilal Ahmed and 24-year-old Arfaz Yousuf crossed the LoC in July, 2015, and January, 2014, respectively and were stranded in Pakistan since then. After the completion of all formalities, they were handed over to the Indian authorities. Pakistani officials presented them with gifts like clothes, sweaters, bags, shoes along with sweets. Ahmed’s brother Mohammad Javed and Yousuf’s father Mohammad Yousuf, who were accompanying Indian officials, were teary-eyed as they hugged and kissed them.
The goodwill gesture came even as a female Pakistani intruder was shot dead and another was arrested by the BSF when they tried to infiltrate into Indian territory along the International Border in different sectors of Jammu division.
The Pakistani woman was mentally ill, Pakistani media reports said.
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Rasheeda Bibi, 53, from Sialkot district’s Diawara village, was killed as she crossed the border on Thursday night after losing her way, Dawn reported.
Bibi was killed in the Pargwal sector of Akhnoor tehsil.
In April last year, Pakistan repatriated a woman namely Shakeela Bano from Chakothi-Uri crossing point.
In July, 2015, two teenaged Kashmiri boys were repatriated from Chilyana-Titwal crossing point, after they had inadvertently strayed into Pakistan.
Terror suspect arrested in Bihar
A man suspected to be involved in the 2002 terror attack on the American Centre in Kolkata has been arrested in Bihar’s Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Malik said Mohammad Sarwar, the suspect, was arrested late Friday night by the joint team of Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat, Jharkhand and local police.
“Sarwar was taken by the ATS team to Gujarat after arresting,” she said. Before taking him to Gujarat, Sarwar was questioned by Jharkhand police in Hazaribagh on Saturday.
According to police officials, ATS Gujarat along with Jharkhand and local police raided a house in Neemchak Bathani area following information provided about the suspect by another arrested terror suspect during questioning.
Sarwar is considered an operative of the banned group Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Sarwar is also an accused in the 2002 Hazaribagh terror attack, in which one Pakistani terrorist was killed.
Two motorcycle-borne men had indiscriminately fired with an AK-47 assault rifle at policemen outside the American Centre on Jawaharlal Nehru Road in Kolkata on January 22, 2002, killing six of them and injuring 14 others.