17-year-old Afghan boy detained by police at Kathua
Kathua/Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday detained a 17-year-old Afghan boy in Kathua district, officials said.
They said Abdul Rehman, son of Abdul Rashid Ahmed, was apprehended near a Covid testing centre at Lakhanpur, the entry point to J&K.
He has a passport and a visa and has been taken to the Lakhanpur police station for questioning, they said.
Kathua Senior Superintendent of Police R C Kotwal confirmed the detention and said an inquiry is underway.
The detention comes at a time the Taliban has taken full control of Afghanistan and last US troops left the country, completing its withdrawal.