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Jul 12, 2012 at 05:47pm IST

J&K: Pakistani Army soldier arrested in Poonch

Jammu: A Pakistani Army soldier has been arrested in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir. The soldier identified as Arif Ali of 25 Frontier Force of the Pakistani Army has been handed over to Jammu and Kashmir Police and is being interrogated.

A senior Indian Army officer said that Ali was apprehended by the Indian Army along the Line of Control. Pakistani currency worth Rs 13,000 and two SIM cards have been seized from him.

The 19-year old soldier was posted at Saifullah post along the LoC in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. He reportedly told the interrogators that he had defected to India to seek asylum since there was a lack of basic amenities in Pakistan.

Army officials say that Ali is likely to be handed over to the Pakistani Army.