Rebuffing India's false claims that two Pakistanis had crossed the Line of Control (LoC), the Pakistan Army has said that this was the neighbour's effort to prepare grounds for a false flag operation.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Saturday, Indian army and its media projecting that two Pakistanis who had inadvertently crossed LoC on August 21 as terrorists, is yet another attempt to fabricate facts. The statement reads Pakistan is taking up formal case based on evidence to expose Indian lies.
“The apprehended inadvertent crossers had also been forced to give confessional statement under duress of Indian Army that they were trained in Pakistan and belonged to Rawalpindi. It is to note that both individuals are inadvertent crossers," the statement read.
According to the ISPR, On August 21, two local farmers of AJK Muhammad Nazeem son of Arif Hussain, 21 years old and Khalil Ahmed son of Abdul Aziz, 30 years old, inadvertently crossed LoC near Hajipir while they had gone for grass cutting.
On August 27, the incident was discussed by military authorities during weekly hotline contact. Indian authorities had acknowledged and informed that routine legal formalities are taking place and they shall get back on that account. Later, on September 2, Indian media fabricated the facts and declared both innocent individuals as members of a proscribed organisation, the statement reads.
On September 3, Indian authorities were once again informed during weekly hotline contact regarding false Indian media story despite prior exchange of information and facts. It was assured by Indian side that due legal process was in place and outcome will be shared with Pakistani authorities.
In complete disregard to formal sharing on the incident a false and fabricated story was presented by Indian Army during a presser on September 4 portraying the individuals as terrorists, the ISPR statement states.
ISPR further said that the apprehended inadvertent crossers had also been forced to give confessional statement under duress of Indian Army that they were trained in Pakistan and belonged to Rawalpindi. Both individuals are inadvertent crossers, local farmers and resident of Village Terraban (Hillan) along LoC and not Rawalpindi, the press release states.