Anupgarh: After crossing the border fence in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar late Saturday night, a 22-year-old young man from Pakistan’s border district Bahawalpur was caught.
According to those familiar with the situation, Mohammad Amir informed the border guards who apprehended him that he was on his way to Mumbai to meet the woman he met on Facebook and fell in love with.
What does the Anupgarh police say
The young man was detained on Saturday by a Border Security Force patrol team in Anupgarh, one of the area’s ten tehsils, with only a cell phone and some money notes on him, according to Anand Sharma, superintendent of police for Sri Ganganagar district.
The specifics are still unknown. Sharma emphasised that his version of the story has yet to be verified by security agencies. On Tuesday, a joint team of intelligence officials will begin questioning him and cross-checking every assertion he has made.
During his preliminary interrogation, the man, named as Mohammad Amir from Hasilpur tehsil in Bahawalpur district, told security officers that he had been in contact with a Mumbai-based woman he met on Facebook, according to Sharma.
They became excellent friends over time, exchanged phone numbers, and, according to his storey, decided to marry.
Mohammad Amir admitted to officials that he applied for an Indian visa to visit Mumbai, but that his request was denied by Indian authorities. But he refused to give up and chose to go to Mumbai nonetheless.
It’s also unclear how he got to the Pakistani side of the India-Pakistan border. Amir lives in the Hasilpur tehsil, which is around 150 kilometres from the international border.
Officials stated that they had yet to contact the woman in Mumbai. This will only be done if it is necessary following Amir’s joint interrogation.