A soldier, who along with a friend drove nearly 25 km on a motorcycle to meet his girl friend in border Poonch district during wee hours of Thursday, landed in police lock-up after local people caught him on suspicion of being a braid chopper. However, his friend Zaffar Iqbal, managed to escape.
Identifying the soldier as Mustafa Ali, 21, police said that he was posted in Tarkundi area along the Line of Control (LoC). He had come home at Dargloon in Mendhar on leave.
The villagers came to know about their presence only when they started untying the cattle tied by locals outside their houses after having failed to locate girl’s house,