Amid India’s uproar on the international podium seeking justice for the former Naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was awarded the death sentence by Pakistan for allegedly being a spy, the neighbouring country has arrested another Indian national Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, in Pakistan. As per the Meghwadi police, Ahmed is a Mumbai-based businessman and his passport shows that he resides in Jogeshwari (East) along with his family. However, the police also informed that Ahmad had sold his property almost five years ago and has now shifted to someplace in Jogeshwari (West). He has allegedly been held for not possessing valid travel documents. Ahmed was arrested on May 19 for not possessing proper document and has been booked for violating Article 14 of Pakistan’s Foreign Act.
Speaking to PTI, the Mumbai police spokesperson Rashmi Karandikar said, “It is a matter of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).”
According to a report by Express Tribune, the Indian national was walking along Nazimuddin Road in Sector F-8 when he was stopped at a check post. Police then asked for 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. Ahmed was accused of illegal entry and stay in Pakistan under the Foreign Act 1946 and was later sent judicial remand, the daily reported further.
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As per PTI report, Ahmed was arrested days after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) asked Pakistan to put a stay on the execution of Jadhav. Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of ‘involvement in espionage and sabotage activities’ against the country.
The latest arrest has come days after the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of ‘involvement in espionage and sabotage activities’ against the country. Jadhav’s case is the latest flash-point in the tensions between India and Pakistan.