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Sohail arrested under Foreigners Act after 18 days interrogation

Written by: Staff

Vadodara, Sep 14 (UNI) After 18 long days of interrogation by the joint interrogation team of Gujarat state and central intelligence sleuths, Pak intruder Aamir Sohail was finally arrested under various sections of the Foreigners Act and the Indian Passport Act.

''Sohail has been arrested by the Government Railway Police (GRP), and is being brought back to Vadodara from the Joint Interrogation Centre at Kutchh to be produced before the railway magistrate's court here today,'' GRP superintendent of police Anupamsinh Gehlot told UNI.

On the night of August 26, twenty-year-old Sohail was nabbed at the Vadodara railway station by an RPF team soon after he got down from the Mumbai-bound Golden Temple Frontier Mail to fetch water.

Sohail was kept under detention for interrogation after he was found to be travelling without a ticket and carrying a passport of a Godhra-born Karachi-based 60-year-old lady, who reportedly lost her passport at the New Delhi railway station waiting room on her way to Godhra.

Although Sohail continued to maintain that he had no links with any terrorist outfits, the investigating agencies claim to have got some vital clues during interrogation regarding terrorist training camps being run by Pakistan on its border.

Sources said sleuths from state and central Intelligence Bureaus, RAW, Gujarat Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) and GRP had interrogated Sohail, a resident of Rajajung in Pakistan's Kasuri district.

However, his motive behind boarding the Golden Temple mail at Delhi for Mumbai is still not known.

Sohail, who admitted that he sneaked into India through the Wagah border by giving a slip to both Pakistani and Indian security personnel, was shifted to the joint interrogation centre at the border district of Kutch on September two after a week-long interrogation by the intelligence sleuths at an undisclosed place in Vadodara.

Railways investigating officer A Pathan said an offence had been registered against Sohail at the Railway police station here under sections 3 (2)A and 14 of Foreigners Act and the Indian Passport Act.


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