A WEEK after a Pakistani national was arrested for entering the country without valid documents at Sunauli, on the Indo-Nepal border in Maharajganj district, the UP police found no evidence suggesting he had link with any terror group, or was an agent sent by Pakistan-based ISI.
Dr Javed Kamal (38), who claims to be a resident of Faisalabad in Pakistan, is in five-day police custody remand, which will end on Monday.
SP Maharajganj Bharat Singh, said so far they have not found anything against Dr Javed suggesting he was entering India with wrong intentions.
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The police had obtained Dr Javed’s remand on grounds that during initial questioning, he told the police he had to reach Varanasi to meet one Professor Dr Shishir Singh, who he claimed is a faculty member at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU). The suspect claims to have met Singh during a seminar held in Turkey in 2013. He had told Singh he was not happy in Pakistan and the BHU professor had assured of arranging for his Indian nationality, police said.
However, upon investigation, it was found that no person named Dr Shishir Singh had participated in the said seminar. The SP added that a police team has been sent to Varanasi.
Station House Officer, Sunauli police station, Anil Kumar said some educational documents recovered from Javed were found to be genuine.
Javed claims to have reached Nepal via Bangkok by flight on October 22.
He said he had gone to Bangkok for research and stayed there for around a month. The police said the passport recovered from him carries stamps of Bangkok and Kathmandu.
A senior police official claimed the central agency had also contacted Dr Javed’s sister in Pakistan, and the details she provided matched with those given by Javed, the officer said.