AMRITSAR: Panwasi Lal from Mirzapur, who accidentally crossed the border and was imprisoned in Pakistan, was released after 11 years.

The Protocol official, AP Singh said that Lal was handed over to India by Pakistan via the Attari border on November 17, 2020.

Panwasi Lal's mental condition is not stable. Due to this, he did not know his way home, therefore his family had to go to Amritsar to bring him back to his hometown. He was handed over to them on January 4, the Protocol officer (Police) added.

The officer said Panwasi Lal has been jailed in Pakistan, and after his term ended he was handed over to India.

Around 400 terrorists are currently in launching pads across the Line of Control (LoC), waiting to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir during the winters, after a tight anti-infiltration grid frustrated attempts by Pakistan to push them into the Indian side, according to security officials.

The family members said Panwasi Lal had been missing for the last 11 years and they do not have any idea how he reached Pakistan. His sister expressed her happiness to see him alive.