Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said today.
Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here yesterday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu from Pakistan, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) Deputy Commandant of Sonouli Mithul Kumar said.
Kumar said all of them hailed from POK’s Muzaffarabad town and had left Jammu and Kashmir in 1989 and 2009 in separate groups.
It is suspected that some of them had been involved in terrorist activities, Kumar said.
The group, accompanied by SSB personnel, has been sent to Jammu and Kashmir cell in Delhi from where the central intelligence agencies would take over, he added.
All the four labourers were working in the basement when one portion of it collapsed.