India claims arrest of a Pakistani national


NEW DELHI: A 50-year-old Pakistani national, who allegedly entered India illegally from Nepal and was staying at in Sultanpur town in Rajasthan’s Kota district, has been rounded up, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

Sultanpur Police Station SHO Devesh Bhardwaj said that Mohammed Hanif, a resident of Karachi, was rounded up late last night from the house of Mohammed Khalid, a local resident. The arrested person had been staying without visa and passport since November 6, it said.

“Hanif revealed that he had entered India illegally via Kathmandu in Nepal last month,” the Indian media reported while quoting the local police. “After reaching Delhi, the visitor went to Ajmer where he stayed a night in a hotel. He arrived in Sultanpur on November 6,” the senior police official said.

The Indian media reported that the arrested person was being questioned to ascertain the motive behind entering the country illegally. “Hanif’s statements are being verified,” the police official said, adding that Khalid’s aunt was married in Pakistan. A case under relevant sections of the Foreigners Act and Passport Act has been registered against Hanif and Khalid.


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