The five youngsters who were allegedly abducted by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China near the McMahon line in Arunachal Pradesh’s Upper Subansiri have been released in Anjaw district.
“All five of them will now be placed under quarantine for 14 days as per Covid-19 protocols and thereafter be handed over to their family members,” the spokesperson said.
The youngsters were allegedly abducted by the Chinese troops rom Sera-7, an Army patrol zone located around 12 km further north of Nachoin Upper Subansiri district while they went on hunting.
“Arunachal Pradesh is known for its rich natural heritage and adventurous people fond of exploring the nature for medicinal herbs and possessing traditional flair for hunting which involves surviving off the land for weeks in jungles and far-flung remote areas. During such adventurous forays, at times youth have inadvertently strayed to the other side of the Line of Actual Control,” Pande said.