Pak nationals remanded in judicial custody

The city police are still waiting for a response from the Pakistan High Commission on three of its nationals arrested for illegal stay in the country.

The police had arrested Samira Abdul Rahman (25), along with her cousin  Kiran Ghulam Ali (26) and Khasif Shamshuddin (30) — all from Karachi — from Kumaraswamy Layout on May 25. Samira had married
Mohammed Shihaab from Kerala.

The police custody of the three Pakistani nationals and an Indian ended on Wednesday and they were remanded to judicial custody.  “We will again apply for police custody as we have to interrogate them in the Aadhaar case,” said Praveen Sood, commissioner of police, Bengaluru.

Police sources said they had written to the Pakistan High Commission through the Ministry of Home Affairs soon after the arrest. “We are surprised as there has been no response from them. Usually, we inform the respective foreign embassies when we arrest their citizens. They in turn contact us and give information about them,” said a police source.

Meanwhile, intelligence agencies, including the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), have been collecting details on the case. “Their investigation is on a separate track and we are cooperating with them,” added another officer.
DH News Service

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