- Youth who went to bath died due to drowning in the river
- swept across the border in strong currents
- Rescuers could not locate the young man
Jammu-Kashmir News: Pakistani authorities on Saturday handed over the body of an Indian teenager who drowned in a river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch. Kishore’s body was washed away in the strong currents of the river and reached across the border. Officials gave this information. He said that on July 31, 17-year-old Zafar Ahmed of Kalai village died of drowning while taking a bath in the river.
He said rescuers could not locate Ahmed. Officials said that the army, which was involved in the search operation along with the police and the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), established contact with their Pakistani counterparts, as they estimated that the body was found crossing the Line of Control (LOC) in the downstream of the river. would have reached.
Pakistan Army had confirmed the body was found
He said that the Pakistani army had confirmed the discovery of a body on August 4. He told that the Indian Army sent a message through a hotline for the return of the body. After verifying the identity of the deceased, all formalities were completed and the body was handed over to the Indian Army on Saturday in the presence of civilian and police officials at Chakan-da-Bagh crossroads, he said. After completing the formalities, Ahmed’s body was handed over to his family, officials said.
BSF caught a Pakistani fisherman
At the same time, in another news, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel caught a Pakistani fisherman from the ‘Harami Nala’ area near the Indo-Pakistan border in Kutch district of Gujarat and seized five boats. A day before this, the BSF had seized two boats released by Pakistani fishermen from here.
According to a press release issued by the BSF, on Friday morning, during patrolling, BSF personnel spotted some fishing boats near the International Border. BSF personnel reached the spot even though the water volume increased due to high tide.
The five abandoned boats were confiscated
According to the release, two fishermen escaped towards Pakistan, while the BSF apprehended a Pakistani national and seized five boats left there. Apart from some tools and fishing nets, nothing suspicious has been recovered from the boats. The BSF had last month arrested four Pakistani fishermen and seized 10 boats from the same area.
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