'Missing' Indian Sikh found in Pak, to be sent back to India
April 24, 2018  16:24
A 24-year-old Indian Sikh man, who had gone missing in Pakistan during Baisakhi festival celebrations and was subsequently found from the residence of his "Facebook friend", was today handed over to Indian authorities at the Wagah border.


"After getting special approval from the interior ministry the Evacuee Trust Property Board today handed over Amarjit Singh to the Border Security Force at the Wagah Border," ETPB spokesman Amir Hashmi told PTI.


He said Singh crossed into India on foot. Amarjit Singh, a resident of Amritsar, had arrived in Pakistan along with other 1,700 Sikh pilgrims to celebrate Baisakhi festival on April 12. But his disappearance was only noticed when the entourage he came along with embarked upon the return journey to India on April 21.


Yesterday he was found from his Facebook friend Amir Razzak' house in Sheikhupura, about 50 kms from Lahore, where he had gone to see him. According to the ETPB, Singh on his arrival to Nankana Sahib had left the group to meet Razzak. -- PTI
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