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Duo travel on bi-cycle for one week from HP to reach home in Poonch | KNO

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Rajouri, Apr 01 (KNO): Amid prevailing lockdown, two persons from Poonch on Wednesday reached home after peddling their bicycles for seven days from Himachal Pradesh. According to wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), the duo has been kept at quarantine facility. The details available revealed that two persons hailing from Chikhri Ban village of Poonch's Mandi Tehsil identified as 27-year-old Shabir Ahmed, son of Fateh Mohammad and 31-year-old Mohammad Farooq, son of Mohammad Din were working as laborers in Kangra area of Himachal Pardesh where they got stuck due to prevailing lockdown. On Wednesday evening, a team of police from Poonch Police Station intercepted the duo travelling on their bicycles somewhere at Kalai bridge and during investigation it was found that the duo were working in Himachal Pardesh and were on way to their native village. "The duo left Kangra HP about a week ago on their bicycles and kept moving from last seven days and finally reached home district but were intercepted a few kilometers before their home village,” sources said. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Poonch, Rahul Yadav while confirming the incident to KNO,said that the two men were on way to Chikri Ban village in Mandi but were intercepted and later shifted to a quarantine facility. "It has come to fore that duo peddled their bicycles to reach Poonch from HP," he confirmed –(KNO)

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