Pak to return Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan

| Updated: Jan 21, 2017 20:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 21 (ANI): The Pakistan military on Saturday said it will return Indian Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan, who inadvertently crossed the Line of Control (LoC) on 29 September 2016. Military's media wing, ISPR said in a statement, "As a gesture of goodwill and in continuation of our efforts to maintain peace and tranquility along LOC and WB, Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chohan has been convinced to return to his own country and will be handed over to Indian authorities at Wahga Border on humanitarian grounds." Chohan is expected to be returned at 3 p.m. via Wagah Border in Punjab today, post which he'll be debriefed and a special medical check-up will be carried out. The soldier, Chandu Babulal Chouhan had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control on 30 September and was captured by Pakistani troops, a day after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the LoC. The Indian Army had said at the time that the soldier, who belongs to the Rashtriya Rifles, was not involved in the surgical strike (ANI)