Rajnath speaks to captured soldier’s family, assures help

RSTV Bureau

Soldier’s grandmother passed away after hearing the news of his capture in Pakistan

Union Home Minister RajnathSingh in an internal security review meeting in the National Capital Photo-PTI

Union Home Minister RajnathSingh in an internal security review meeting in the National Capital
Photo-PTI

Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to the family members of the Indian soldier who is in the custody of Pakistan Army. The Soldiers grandmother passed away after hearing the news of his capture on Friday.

Home Minister telephoned the close family members of Chandu Babulal Chohan, son of Bashan Chohan, who hails from Dhule in Maharashtra, after learning about the demise of his grandmother.

Singh assured Chandu’s family members that the government is doing its best to bring back home the soldier safe.

Earlier,  Home Minister on Friday said the government has taken note of the reports which stated that an Indian soldier is in Pakistan’s captivity and said New Delhi will take up the matter with Islamabad for his early release.

“All attempts are being made to secure the release of an Indian soldier, who inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan,” said Home Minister.

On Friday Home minister chaired an internal security meet in his office and reviewed the preparedness of Border Security Force in Pakistan bordering Indian states.  The meet was attended by Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval who briefed Rajnath on the security situation.

Indians living close to the border with Pakistan register themselves at a temporary camp set up in a government school after authorities ordered the evacuation of villages near LOC , at Khour village, in Akhnoor  Photo-PTI

Indians living close to the border with Pakistan register themselves at a temporary camp set up in a government school after authorities ordered the evacuation of villages near LOC , at Khour village, in Akhnoor
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Meanwhile government has evacuated 10,000 villagers living along and the Line of Control and moved them to safer areas.  Government has asked border residents to move to safer places in the wake of surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

“Nearly 10,000 people have migrated from border villages to safer areas today,” said Jammu Deputy Commissioner Simrandeep Singh

Tension prevailed along the Indo-Pak border after India conducted surgical strikes in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to dismantle terrorist launch pads following a horrific terror attract at Uri base. India has lost 19 soldiers