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Chinese PLA confirms repatriation of missing Arunachal boy to Indian side: Kiren Rijiju

India Today logo India Today 26-01-2022 India Today Web Desk
Chinese PLA confirms repatriation of missing Arunachal boy to Indian side: Kiren Rijiju Chinese PLA confirms repatriation of missing Arunachal boy to Indian side: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju said that the Chinese PLA has confirmed that the 17-year-old boy from Arunachal Pradesh, Miram Taron, will be repatriated to the Indian side soon.

He said, " The Chinese PLA has confirmed that young Indian from Arunachal Pradesh, Miram Taron, will be repatriated to the Indian side. Will disclose the exact place and time later for smooth proceeding. Accordingly, the Indian Army has coordinated the necessary arrangements with the Chinese side".

Earlier in the day, Rijiju had informed that a hotline was exchanged on Republic Day by the Indian Army with Chinese PLA. The PLA responded positively indicating the handing over of the Indian boy and suggested a place of release".

The youth, Miram Taron, who is a resident of Jido Village in the Upper Siang district, went missing on January 18, 2022, from Shiyung La in Bishing Area.

Taron's friend Johny Yaiying, who managed to escape, informed the authorities about the kidnapping by the PLA, state MP Tapir Gao had said.

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