Jammu: A 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir was detained after he crossed over to the Indian side along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, an army official said today.
"A patrol of the Indian Army along the Line of Control (LoC) apprehended a 12-year-old intruder from Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) who had crossed over to this side of LoC late last evening in Nowshera sector of Rajouri district," the army spokesperson said.
The boy, the son of a retired Baloch Regiment soldier of Dunger Pel village in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, was found moving suspiciously near the LoC on the Indian side, he said.
Army sources say there are indications that the arrested boy was sent by Pakistan Army to do a recee.
On being challenged by the army's patrol party, the boy immediately surrendered, the spokesman said.
The boy will be handed over to the police by the army for further investigation.