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Union minister Kiren Rijiju says five missing youth likely to be handed over by China on tomorrow

Union minister Kiren Rijiju said People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is likely to hand over five youths missing from Arunachal Pradesh to the Indian authorities on Saturday.

The PLA on Tuesday had conveyed that the five youths, who went missing on September 4 from the Sino-Indian border in Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.

Rijiju tweeted on Friday “The Chinese PLS has confirmed to the Indian Army to hand over the youths from Arunachal Pradesh to our side. The handing over is likely to take place anytime tomorrow i.e. 12 the September 2020 at a designated location,”.

The incident came to light when two members from the group of the youths, who went hunting in the jungle returned of the five that they were whisked away by the Chinese troops from Sera-7, an army patrol zone located about 12 km further north of Nacho.

Nacho is the last administrative circle along the McMahon line and it’s around 120 km from the district headquarters Daporijo.

The five youths who were allegedly kidnapped by the Chinese Army were identified as Toch Singkam, Prasat Ringling, Dongtu Ebiya, Tanu Baker and Ngaru Diri.

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