Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said that the China’s People’s Liberation Army has confirmed that five youths who went missing from Arunachal Pradesh last week have been found by their side.

The process of handing over the youths to India is being worked out, the Union minister said.

“China’s PLA has responded to the hotline message sent by Indian Army. They have confirmed that the missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh have been found by their side. Further modalities to handover the persons to our authority is being worked out,” Rijiju tweeted.

Rijiju tweet

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said it has no details to release yet about the five missing youths from Arunachal Pradesh for which the PLA was contacted by the Indian Army.

It was alleged that the youth, belonging to Upper Subansiri district, were allegedly abducted by PLA on Friday. The five villagers went missing after they went for hunting in a jungle.