SRINAGAR: Tourist police Saturday detained two girls from north Kashmir’s Bandipora district along with an Army soldier when they were walking in suspicion state at Srinagar Airport.

Sources told news agency KNT that these two girls and the soldier were scheduled to board a plane bound for Delhi. Both the girls (names withheld) hail from Ajas area of Bandipora.

Tourist police detained them and handed them over to police station Humhama. Sources said these girls and the army soldier are being questioned while the parents have been called as well to the police station.

The army soldier in question has been identified as Lance Naik Ashok Kumar Paul son of  Rajander Paul, a resident of Uttar Pradesh. He is deputed at Ajas Bandipora with 13 Rashtriya Rifles.

An official said the motive behind their outside trip is being ascertained.


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