China handy over 5 Arunachal youths on Saturday, says Rijiju

Tribune News Service
Kolkata, September 11

Five Indian youths taken into custody by the Chinese PLA from India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh are prone to be handed over to the Indian Army on Saturday by their Chinese counterparts.

“The Chinese PLA has confirmed to Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12th September 2020 at a designated location,” Kiren Rijiju, union minister of state for sports activities and youth welfare, who can be a Member of Parliament from Arunachal Pradesh, stated in a tweet.

The boys, who belong to Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, have been employed by the Indian Army as porters. The youths have been picked up by the PLA on September three after they have been returning to their villages from the LAC.

The Chinese had initially feigned ignorance in regards to the lacking boys however the PLA later confirmed their presence when the military contacted them by means of hotline.

In March this 12 months additionally the PLA had picked up a person from Asapila sector in Arunachal Pradesh. He was launched by PLA after 19 days of captivity.


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