Wing Commander Abhinandan Swallowed Important Documents before his Capture
GUWAHATI: Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman swallowed a quarter of his secret documents before he was captured by Pakistani civilians and handed over to the Pakistan army.
Official documents accessed by Times of India revealed that Abhinandan was held by three Pakistani civilians namely Mohammad Razzaq Chaudhry, Shoaid and Razza in Horran Village, 7km from the Line of Control (LOC) in Pakistan occupied Kashmir.
The Pakistan English daily Dawn had reported on Thursday that 58-year-old Mohammad Razzaq Chaudhry, a political activist, noticed around 8.45 am that there was a dogfight on in the sky. After an Indian aircraft sped across the LoC, Razzaq saw a parachute descending a kilometre from his house. He immediately called his friends Shoaib, Razza and others and asked them to reach the location.
According to the official documents, he swallowed some of his crucial documents and jumped into the nearby pond to escape the mob. He was pulled back and some of his documents were seized while one of the youth shot at his leg.
After he was mauled, six Pakistan Army soldiers arrived and took him in custody.