Dharamshala, Aug 25: Two brothers, aged 16 and 9, who went missing on Saturday evening from their home in a village in Fatehpur subdivision of Kangra district kept cops, parents and villagers on toes whole night.
While dozens of policemen and locals frantically searched for the minors in nearby areas, along rivulets, lakes and border areas, the 'carefree' duo took rides on buses and trains travelling across states.
After an expansive search operation of over 12 hours, the officers were relieved when a truck driver spotted the boys at Bharmar railway station, just 15 kilometers from their home, and informed the family. The driver kept the boys in safe custody till the police reached the spot and handed over the kids to the family.
The boys, who were last seen at home on Saturday morning, had given their parents a 'plausible reason' to be out for Janmashtmi festivities being organised in the village market, Kangra senior superintendent of police (SSP) Vimukt Ranjan said.
However, as they didn't returned home till late evening, the worried parents lodged a complaint at Fatehpur police station.
A case of kidnapping was registered and a massive search was launched.