Kupwara Police have rescued 04 boys who were trying to cross the LoC and handed over to their parents after proper questioning and counselling.
SSP Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain, while briefing the media persons, said that on 27th of June, 2017, Police Station Kupwara has received an information with regard to missing of 04 boys of village Gulgam. SSP said that based on information, immediately a general alert was sounded across the district and two teams were constituted to trace the missing boys. The teams have started the searches in the forest areas uphill side of the village Gulgam adjoining to the LoC. At about 1800 hours one of the team has intercepted the four missing boys in a Nallah in dense forest close to LoC and they were shifted to Police Station Kupwara.
The missing boys have been identified as Shahid Ahmad Pir, son of Mohd Amin Pir age 14 years of Pir Mohalla Gulgam, Waheed Ahmad Gojree, son of Mohd Sultan gojree age 15 years of Deldjan Gulgam, Zeeshan Ahmad Lone son of Gh Rasool Lone age 15 years of Tangwari Gulgam and Ubaid Ahamd Gojree son of Ab Razaq Gojree age 16 years of Tanwari Gulgam.
SSP further said that during preliminary interrogation, the boys revealed that they were intended to cross the LoC as they were fed-up with the lifestyle at their respective homes and also due to repeated scolding by their parents over different issues including studies. They further disclosed that they were in search of some jobs to change their lifestyle.
SSP also added that the boys being of tender age have been handed over to their parents after proper counselling so as to give them a chance to rehabilitate with their families. SSP also said that the further enquiries are in progress so as to ascertain the role of any outsider who have motivated or lured these boys of tender age to flee from their homes.
The parents of the missing boys and common citizens have eulogized the role of Kupwara Police for timely tracing the missing boys before their crossing to other side of LoC. According to locals, swift action of the police has prevented the boys to cross the LoC which may have set a bad precedent in this frontier district where this trend has stopped over the years.