BSF to get custody of two Indians swept into Pakistan by Sutlej river


Two men from Punjab’s Ludhiana district reportedly reached Pakistan after the swollen Sutlej river apparently swept them away from a village along the international border in this Punjab district to the neighbouring country, police said.

Following the information, BSF contacted the Punjab Police to verify the information of Pakistani Rangers, which confirmed it.

Speaking to the media, Station House Officer (SHO) Bachan Singh from Ferozpur Police said, “We have been informed that two youths were carried away by the river currents into Pakistan, and they have been apprehended by the Pakistani Rangers. Subsequently, a flag meeting was convened between the BSF and Pakistan Rangers both on Saturday and Sunday.”

“Further actions will be taken once the two men return to India. The families of the duo have been informed and are expected to arrive at the location during the transfer of their custody from Pakistan Rangers to BSF,” Bachan Singh added.

The two men, identified as Ratanpal and Havinder Singh, were taken into custody by Pakistani Rangers and the Border Security Force (BSF) was also subsequently informed.

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