Bimal Narjere handed over to India’s border force as a goodwill gesture
LAHORE: An Indian teenage boy repatriated to his homeland on Tuesday for mistakenly crossing into Pakistan’s side as a goodwill gesture.
Bimal Narjere, 16, inadvertently crossed into the Pakistan’s side in August last year. Pakistan Rangers had informed the India’s Border Security Force (BSF) about Bimal and initiated inquiry into the matter.
After completion of all legal requirements and verification of the Indian citizen’s identity, he was handed over to BSF personnel via Wagah Border. The teenager belongs to Assam state.
On December 26 last year, Indian authorities released Abdullah Shah and Imran Warsi, two Pakistani nationals, through the Wagah Border.
Abdullah, who hails from Mingora, was detained by Indian authorities from Attari in 2017.
Warsi, who is from Karachi, spent 10 years in Bhopal jail on charges of “forgery and spying” following his visit to India in 2004. He had gone to India to meet his relatives in Kolkata where he was arrested.