SRINAGAR: Police in Kupwara have ‘rescued’ four youngsters who had left their homes in an attempt to cross over the Line of Control (LoC). A police spokesman said the boys were handed over to their parents after “proper questioning and counselling”.
Senior superintendent of police Kupwara, Shamsheer Hussain told meia persons that on June 27, Police Station Kupwara received information with regard to missing of four boys of village Gulgam. Based on the information, a general alert was sounded across the district immediately and two teams were constituted to trace the missing boys. The teams started the searches in the forest areas uphill side of the village Gulgam adjoining to the LoC. At about 1800 hours one of the teams intercepted the four missing boys in a Nallah in dense forest close to LoC and they were shifted to Police Station Kupwara.
The boys have been identified as Shahid Ahmad Pir son of Mohammad Amin Pir, 14 years, resident of Pir Mohalla Gulgam, Waheed Ahmad Gojree, son of Mohammad Sultan Gojree, 15 years, Deldjan Gulgam, Zeeshan Ahmad Lone son of Gulam Rasool Lone, 15 years, Tangwari Gulgam and Ubaid Ahmad Gojree son of Abdul Razaq Gojree, 16 years, of Tanwari Gulgam.
During the preliminary interrogation, SSP said, the boys revealed that they 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. The SSP said they were inquiring to ascertain as to whether there was any outside influence on the foursome to motivate them to cross over the LoC.