CHANDIGARH:Sleuths from the Central intelligence agencies and Punjab Police, at the Joint Interrogation Centre in Amritsar, will interrogate the Pakistani national who was arrested from Ferozepur Railway Station on Thursday night as he, along with five others, including a woman, had illegally crossed over from the Pakistan border.
Sources said Syed Hussain Khan, 22, a resident of Burmi Colony in Karachi, was arrested by the Government Railway Police, while the remaining five intruders had given the slip to the security forces. On questioning, Khan revealed that the group was heading to China and that he had undergone terrorist training. A case was registered against the Pakistani national under Section 14 of the Foreigners’ Act and the Indian Passport Act and he was remanded in police custody till February 25.
A Pakistani mobile phone without a SIM, an I-card (reportedly in Barmi Language) and clothes, including those of a woman and kid, besides Rs 50 in Indian currency and a bar of soap of Indian make were recovered from him.
According to him, the group had sneaked in via Hussianiwala border on Thursday at 3 am from where they were received by a local agent, who took them to Ferozepur Cantonment. All the six remained there the whole day, and as Khan went to the toilet at the station, he was arrested by the police on suspicion, while the others managed to flee.
Khan also revealed that the group was led by Abul Faizal of Nasir Colony, Karachi, and the intrusion was facilitated by one Faizal Rehman. Faizal, in return for money, took them here to further send to China for employment, they said.
During questioning, Khan reportedly said that the woman accompanying him was Jubeda, but claimed that he did not not anything about her background, sources said. He also said that it took him around an hour to reach the border from Lahore and another two hours to reach Ferozepur.
The Pakistani intruder was unfazed during questioning and could converse in Hindi, English and Punjabi. Search on to nab the five others.