Jammu: Army troops on Friday apprehended a Pakistani soldier who had crossed over to this side along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. He was believed to have crossed the border to meet his lady love in India.
    
A 19-year old Pakistani Sepoy has been apprehended by the troops in Kerni forward area in Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir around 6 am on Friday, Army officials said.
    
Ali reportedly crossed the LoC and came to this side for a girl in Kerni village which is located on the Zero line opposite the Pak posts.
    
Identified as Arif Ali, the Pak solider belongs to the 25 Frontier Force (FF) of the Pakistani army and was posted at Saifullah post along the LoC in PoK. Ali is son of one Bashir Ahmed and is a resident of Quetta in Pakistan. "No weapons have been found in his possession", the officials said.

Stating the Army recovered Rs 13000 in cash and two SIM cards from his possession, they said, the soldier was being interrogated and is likely to be returned back.
    
In October 2011, Pakistan had allowed an Indian helicopter that had strayed across there from Kargil to return to India within four hours.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Army in Islamabad today said its soldier had inadvertently crossed the Line of Control and entered Indian Territory.
    
The soldier lost his way last night and inadvertently crossed into Indian Territory in Poonch sector, a military official told the media.
    
(Agencies)

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