Army detains PoK man along LoC in Kupwara

Tribune News Service

Srinagar, May 18

A resident of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) was apprehended by the Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s frontier Kupwara district on Friday night, the police said.

The detained man was identified as Shabir Ahmad, 45, of Bandi, Panjkot in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. The Army has handed him over to the police.

“He crossed the Line of Control near an Army post in the Tangdhar sector and was apprehended by the Army’s 17 Bihar Regiment on Friday evening,” a police officer said.

The arrested man was not carrying any weapons.

“Preliminary indications are that he crossed the Line of Control inadvertently. But we are still questioning him to know if he had any other motives,” the officer added.

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