Chinese PLA hands over Arunachal boy to Indian Army: Kiren Rijiju

Arunachal, Jan 27: Union Law Minister, Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) handed over the missing Arunachal Pradesh boy to the Indian army and due process was underway to return him to his family.

The 19-year-old Miram Taron, a resident of Jido village in Upper Siang district went missing from Shiyung La village in the Bishing area, close to the LAC on January 18.

On Tuesday, Rijiju said since the boy went missing from areas close to the Line of Actual Control, the Indian army on January 19 approached the Chinese side asking for assistance in tracing and return of the Arunachal boy, in case he had strayed into Chinese territory or PLA had taken him into their custody.

On January 20, the Chinese side intimated that they found a boy on their side and requested for further details to establish his identity. To assist the Chinese side in corroborating his identity, personal details and photo of the individual have been shared with the Chinese side by the Indian army,” Rijiju tweeted on Tuesday.

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Arunachal boy missing: Union minister Rijiju

Law and justice minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has indicated that it will hand over the youth from Arunachal Pradesh who had entered China and also suggested a place for it. “Hotline exchanged on Republic Day by Indian Army with Chinese PLA. PLA responded positively indicating handing over of our national and suggested a place of release,” Rijiju, a Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal, tweeted.

They are likely to intimate date and time soon. Delay attributed to bad weather conditions on their side.

Arunachal Pradesh shares a 1,080-km-long border with China, a 520-km border with Myanmar and a 217-km with Bhutan.

In another tweet on Tuesday, the minister wrote, “We are constantly following the case from day one. I appeal to everyone to be cautious in making statements which are not based on facts because the safety and safe return of our young Arunachal Pradesh youth is the priority.”