Kupwara: A teenage youth from Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK) was detained by police along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday afternoon, sources said.
They said Najam u Saqib, 18, son of Uzair Ahmad Joo of Pakistan-administered Kashmir, was detained by police in Keran when he crossed over into this side of Kashmir via the Kishan Ganga river. The sources said that the youth’s father was a resident of Keran village but in the early ’90s had migrated to the other side along with his family.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Shamshar Hussain confirmed to Kashmir Reader that a boy from Pakistan-administered Kashmir was held by police from the residence of one of his relatives. He said that policed are investigating how he crossed the LoC and what was his motive in doing so.
Local sources said that the boy crossed the Kishan Ganga river on Monday afternoon to reach the house of an uncle who lives on this side of the LoC. He was caught by police a few hours after he reached here.
The Kishan Ganga, also known as Neelam river, flows between the divided parts of Kashmir, one of which is under the occupation of India and the other under the occupation of Pakistan.