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Ghazipur man ‘missing’ for two years lodged in Pak jail

A man from Ghazipur who had gone missing two years ago is now lodged in a Karachi jail.

A man from Ghazipur who had gone missing two years ago is now lodged in a Karachi jail. The family of 35-year-old Dinesh Vishkarma got to know this when an official from the local intelligence unit visited them two days ago and informed them about Dinesh’s imprisonment. The official collected information about him from the family.

The family has now approached political leaders,requesting for help to get Dinesh released from the Pakistan jail. They claimed that Samajwadi Party MP from Ghazipur Radhey Mohan had assured them that he would take up the matter with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

A native of Ghazipur’s Bahariyabad village,Dinesh worked in a private firm in Rajasthan’s Alwar district since 2008. He stayed there alone. In 2009,he took his wife Rukmani Devi and three children to Alwar where they stayed with him for around six months. “Dinesh stayed in regular touch with the family and used to visit Ghazipur every few months,” said Dinesh’s younger brother Rajneesh Vishkarma,a businessman. Dinesh last visited Ghazipur in May 2011 and stayed for over a month.

“Three months after he left for Alwar in the last week of June,Dinesh suddenly stopped calling home. When we called up,we found his cellphone was switched off. We contacted his friends who worked with him in the same firm but they said Dinesh was not coming to work,” said Rukmani. She added that her brother-in-law visited Alwar but failed to find Dinesh. The family informed the local police in Ghazipur,but alleged that they did not show any interest because Dinesh went missing from Rajasthan.

The family has no clue how he reached Pakistan. They are also worried about his safety. “I am very worried because Sarabjit was attacked and killed in a Pakistan jail. We have also decided to approach the central and state governments for help to release my husband,” said Rukmani Devi.