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Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Jammu: Two minor girls, who had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC), were repatriated to Pakistan on Monday through the crossing point in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. The two girls from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) were detained by troops of Indian Army on Sunday morning.

Defence sources said the two minor girls, Laiba Zabair, 17 and Sana Zabair, 13, were handed over to the authorities from Pakistan at the Chakan Da Bagh crossing point in Poonch district.

Belonging to Abasspur in Kahuta tehsil of PoK, the two girls were apprehended on the Indian side of the LoC in Poonch district on December 6 when they inadvertently crossed the LoC.

After a meeting between the Indian and the Pakistan officials at the Chakan Da Bagh crossing point, the two girls were sent back. Indian Army handed over two girls to Pakistani forces at the border in Poonch of Jammu & Kashmir. They were given gifts and sweets by the Indian Army as a goodwill gesture.

Army said extreme restraint was exercised by the deployed troops on December 6 to apprehend the two girls without causing any harm to them.

(With IANS Inputs)

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