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Pakistan captured BSF jawan will be handed over at 3 p m today: Rajnath Singh

ANI  |  New Delhi 

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that Border Security Force jawan, Satyasheel Yadav, who was in Pakistan's custody, would be handed over to India at 3 p.m. today.

Singh also added that the Director General of the force will receive the jawan.

The Home Minister told reporters, "The jawan will be handed over to India today at 3 p.m. today.We had a flag meeting, and it was decided then, that he will be back by 3 p.m. The BSF DG is going to Jammu to receive him."

SatysheelYadav, who was part of a team patrolling the Chenab River when the engine of the motorboat failed, was swept away by a strong current to the Pakistan side where he was picked up the Rangers.

According to sources from the BSF, around 11 am on Wednesday, four BSF jawans were in the boat when it developed some technical snag near Chenab post.

Due to technical snag engine of the boat had shut down. Three of them were lucky as they left the boat and swam to the river bank safely.

Yadav is said to be in a good condition, but is also believed to have undergone questioning by Pakistani authorities.

First Published: Fri, August 08 2014. 15:03 IST