The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) returned five people who were missing from Arunachal Pradesh to India on Saturday. After completing all the formalities, the Indian army received the missing persons in Kibitu. All of them will be in quarantine for the next 14 days under the COVID-19 protocol. After that, they will be handed over to their family members. The Public Relations Officer of Tezpur Defence released this information.
These five youth went missing from India-China border in Upper Subansiri district. However, on Tuesday, the PLA said that they found the five youth on their side of the border. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted on Friday, “China’s PLA has confirmed to the Indian Army that it will hand over the youth of Arunachal Pradesh to us.”
The incident came to light when two people went to the forest for hunting. On returning, they informed the family members of the said five people that the Chinese soldiers have taken them from Serra-7. The place is located 17 kilometres from Nacho and is an Army patrol area.
Nacho is the last administrative region located on the Mac Mohan line. It is 120 km from Daporijo district headquarters. However, allegations were that the Chinese army abducted the youth.