Srinagar: The Indian Army has apprehended a minor Pakistani boy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Nowshera sector of the LoC, a news agency quote an officer as saying on Saturday.

“A patrol of the Indian Army along the LoC apprehended a 12-year-old intruder from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) late on Friday evening. He had crossed the Line of Control in Rajouri district,” Defence Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta was quoted by the news agency as saying . 

The boy, Ashfaq Ali Chauhan, was identified as the son of a retired Baluch Regiment soldier Hussain Malik. They are residents of Dunger Pel village in Bhimber district in Pakistan-administered Kashmir, Mehta told the news agency.

“Ashfaq Ali Chauhan was found moving suspiciously near the LoC. On being challenged by the patrol, the boy immediately surrendered”, Mehta was quoted by the report as saying.

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