Leh, 21 July: Security agencies have recommended to the Home Ministry prosecution of three Chinese intruders on the grounds that they had prior knowledge about Indian defence posts and routes taken by troops during patrolling in the higher reaches of Ladakh.
The trio were questioned at a stretch by interrogators and there were contradictions in their statements about the route taken by them to enter India, sources said. The three ~ Salamo, Abdul Khaliq and Adil Thorsong ~ were detained on 12 June near Sultanchku in north of Ladakh and were kept separately at the Margo post in the area.
The agencies have expressed apprehension that the three could have been headed towards Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir which is barely 20 kms up north of the area where they were nabbed. pti