Jammu: Pakistan will on Friday release a BSF constable who was swept away to Pakistan by the powerful current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan Rangers agreed to release BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav at a flag meeting sought by BSF officials yesterday.
Sources said Yadav, who hails from Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh, would be released at around 2:00 pm.
Yadav, who was part of a water patrol party of the BSF in Akhnoor area of the international border, was swept away in the river after their motorboat developed a mechanical fault on Wednesday.
"While three of his colleagues swam to safety, Yadav was carried to the Pakistani side by the powerful current of the river," BSF sources said in Jammu.
The trooper was carried by the river current to Bajwaat village in Sialkot area of Pakistan.
On Thursday, India raised diplomatically both in New Delhi and Islamabad the issue of the expeditious release of the BSF constable.