Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday said that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has handed over the Arunachal Pradesh teenager Miram Taron to the Indian Army nine days after the youth went missing.

Rijiju, who closely monitored the process of the release of Taron since he went missing on January 18, tweeted: The Chinese PLA has handed over the young boy from Arunachal Pradesh Shri Miram Taron to the Indian Army. Due procedures are being followed including the medical examination.”

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An official of the Upper Siang District administration said that they in association with the Army, police, health and the local officials would follow the formalities before handing over the youth to his family. “We have to follow the Covid-19 protocols before handing over the youth to his family,” an official of the Upper Siang District administration told the media.

A resident of JidoVillage in Upper Siang District, Taron, aged 19 years, was reportedly kidnapped by the PLA on January 18 from Shiyung La in Bishing Area of the Indian territory.

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