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06 May 2017

12-year-old from PoK nabbed near LoC in J&K

A 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was nabbed when he crossed over to the Indian side along the Line of Control in Nowshera sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

The army believes the young boy, Ashfaq Ali Chauhan, was sent by the Pakistani army, along with other terrorists, to find infiltration routes and spy on the Indian Army's movements.

In context

Pakistan allegedly sends 12-yr-old to probe inflitration routes

The 12-year-old intruder

Ashfaq is the son of a former Baloch Regiment soldier, and hails from Dunger Pel village. He was found moving suspiciously when he was arrested; when he was located, he immediately surrendered. He will be handed over to police for investigation.

'Gross violation of human rights': Statement

Statement

'Gross violation of human rights': Statement

A statement said, "In gross violation of human rights, the terrorists along with Pakistan Army have no compunction in using innocent children to probe through dangerous minefields in a heavily-militarised zone on the Line of Control to ascertain safe passage for the terrorists attempting to infiltrate."

"Such inhuman acts show the desperation among terrorists to stoop to low levels of unethical behaviour," it added.

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