Pakistan releases 17 Indian prisoners at Attari border

Attari (Punjab), June 23 (Calcutta Tube) Pakistan Wednesday released 17 Indian nationals and handed them over to Indian authorities at the Attari-Wagah joint border check-post.

The 17 people included four from Punjab who had strayed into Pakistan along the international border between the countries.

Those released also included residents of Rajasthan and Gujarat.

The prisoners told reporters at the joint check-post that they were happy to be returning to their home country.

They alleged that they were kept in detention and tortured by Pakistani authorities.

They were briefed by security officials here before being allowed to head to their respective home towns.

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