Indian Sufi priests not in custody of jihadi groups confirms IB

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India has once again sought a response from Pakistan on the two Sufi priests who went missing on March 15. Indian Intelligence agencies say that it is confirmed that the two priests have not been abducted by jihadi groups. They are in the custody of the Inter-Services Intelligence, official sources informed.

Indian Sufi priests not in custody of jihadi groups confirms IB

Officials, however, say that there is still no clarity on why the two priests were picked up by the intelligence agencies in Pakistan. They were supposed to release some information, but have not done so far. "There is no communication from their end as of now," the source said.

The two priests -- Asif Nizami and Nazim Nizami have been missing since Wednesday. Sources say that they were detained by Pakistan's intelligence agency when they landed in the country to meet their relatives.

The duo was last spotted at the Data Darbar Sufi shrine in Lahore and has been missing since Wednesday evening. Pakistan had claimed that that Asif was allowed to go to Karachi, but Nazim was stopped at the airport itself.

However Indian agencies have learnt that the duo was picked up and detained by the agencies in Pakistan."We are expecting a communication from them shortly on the issue," Indian agencies had said.

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