Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Pakistan hands over BSF jawan who was swept across border by strong current of Chenab river

Written by Arun Sharma | Posted: August 8, 2014 4:53 pm | Updated: August 8, 2014 5:03 pm

Pakistan on Friday handed over a captured Border Security Forces (BSF) jawan to India at border crossing point in Jammu sector. The BSF jawan was swept across the border by a strong current of the Chenab river in Pargwal area of Akhnoor.

Satyasheel Yadav of 33 Battalion’s C Company, was part of a six-member team patrolling the river along the border around noon on Wednesday, sources said, adding that suddenly their boat developed a snag and started drifting towards Pakistan due to the strong current.

Five of them swam to safety while Satyasheel, who does not know how to swim, stayed on the boat and drifted towards Pakistan, sources said.

Earlier on Friday, Satyasheel Yadav said that he was happy about going back home and meeting his children and family.

During the interaction with the media, the BSF man also narrated the incident when he was swept away by the strong currents. He further said that he had no complaints.

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