12 Pakistanis get into Bihar from Nepal,arrested

Twelve Pakistani nationals,including five children,were arrested at the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani Wednesday by the Shashatra Seema Bal

Written by Santosh Singh | Patna | Published: April 11, 2013 1:20 am

Twelve Pakistani nationals,including five children,were arrested at the Indo-Nepal border in Madhubani Wednesday by the Shashatra Seema Bal for trying to enter India without valid travel documents. Three couples,an adult and five children identified themselves as citizens of the Pak-occupied Kashmir. They have been identified as Mushtaq Ahmed,28,and his wife Aamna Bibi,23,Firdaus Ahmed,28,and wife Sabiya,22,Nasir Ahmed,30,and wife Sumaira,27,Pervez Alam,26,and their five children.

They and their families had reportedly taken Pakistani citizenship during the peak of militancy and are now trying to return to India because of the worsening conditions in Pakistan.

SSB’s 14 deputy commandant Lakha Singh said the SSB,while checking passengers of a Janakpur-Madhubani bus,suspected these people’s identity. They told the SSB that one Pakistani travel agent named Farid had promised to facilitate their visit to India after charging Rs 40,000 per individual. Salim,another agent who got these people board the bus for Madhubani,reportedly kept their passports and visas. Though they had got the visas to travel to Nepal,they could not get the visas to travel into India.

The SSB has handed over the Pakistanis to Bihar Police. Darbhanga IGP J S Gangwar said the Bihar Police had been seeking more information about the arrested people from its Jammu and Kashmir counterpart. Intelligence sources said it was an act of infiltration. “Though it is too early to jump to any conclusion,these people had been trying to get back to their roots they had long abandoned,” a source said.

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