India awaiting Pak response on request for access to arrested 'national'

We have also asked for consular access. We await a response to our request," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

Published: 25th May 2017 11:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 25th May 2017 11:50 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI:  India is awaiting a response from Pakistan on its request for consular access to Sheikh Nabi, reportedly an Indian, who was arrested in Islamabad for not possessing travel and visa documents. "We have asked for facts.

We have also asked for consular access. We await a response to our request," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay said.

Ahmed, who hailed from Jogeshwari East in Mumbai, was taken into custody on May 19 after he failed to produce any travel or visa documents, according to media reports. The Indian national was walking on a road when he was stopped at a check post here. Police demanded to check his visa documents after he told them that he was an Indian.

However, Ahmed could not produce any document and was taken into police custody, the reports said. Later a case was registered against him for illegal entry and stay in Pakistan under Section 14 of Foreigners Act 1946 and sent to jail on judicial remand for 14 days. It was not clear why and how he came to Pakistan.

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