The man, identified as Mohammad Shadil Ali Mandal, was spotted by villagers moving around suspiciously last evening near the air force station near Jhopra village here whereupon he was caught and immediately handed over to air force authorities for questioning.
However, the suspect was found to be a mentally-challenged person who had been missing from his home in Malda district of West Bengal since January 9.
"We have verified the antecedents of the man and he was found to be mentally-challenged. He was undergoing treatment at a hospital there," Sirsa SP Satender Kumar said today.
"Nothing suspicious has been found from him," he added. The SP said that the Mandal's family members have been contacted in West Bengal and they will be reaching here tomorrow to take him back.
"We have also verified that his family members had lodged a missing complaint with local police there," the SP said.