Three Pakistani boys, who were held by BSF near the border here in Rajasthan after they crossed into the Indian territory, will be sent back to their country by Thursday, an official said on Wednesday.
“Pakistan rangers have been informed about the matter and they (boys) would be sent back on Wednesday or Thursday depending upon the meeting with them,” BSF IG BR Meghwal said on Wednesday.
The boys identified themselves as Salim, Sajan and Saaval and said they trespassed the border while searching for their missing cattle, he said.
The juveniles, aged between 12 and 14 years, were caught by villagers near Kishangarh area of the district yesterday and were handed over to the Border Security Force which has decided to hand over the boys to Pakistani rangers.
“The children entered into Indian territory from under fencing by digging land. During the interrogation, they said they were searching for missing cattle. The children told us that they had a fear that the herd owner would beat them therefore they made all efforts just to search the cattle,” the official said.
They slept near the border area after trespassing the border and were roaming in the Kishagarh area when they were nabbed.
“Nothing objectionable object found from their possession. They were interrogated jointly by intelligence agencies after which it was decided to send them back to their country,” he said
Any intruder caught in the area is handed over to the local police for further interrogation but the children are with the BSF as they would be sent back.