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Maharashtra Man Nabbed In Rann of Kutch While Trying To Sneak Into Pakistan To Meet Girlfriend

Statement issued by the BSF in Gujarat said that after the man was caught, he told them that he was in love with a Karachi-based girl.

Maharashtra Man Nabbed In Rann of Kutch While Trying To Sneak Into Pakistan To Meet Girlfriend
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Maharashtra Man Nabbed In Rann of Kutch While Trying To Sneak Into Pakistan To Meet Girlfriend
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2020-07-17T18:47:53+05:30

A 20-year-old engineering student from Maharashtra was apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) in Gujarat's Rann of Kutch while he was trying to sneak into Pakistan on foot to meet a girl he had befriended on social media, officials said on Friday.

The man, identified as Zishan Mohammad Siddiqui, is a resident of Khwajangar in Maharashtra's Osmanabad town, they said.

"Siddiqui was held by the BSF on Thursday night and later handed over to the local police," Kutch-East Superintendent of Police, Parikshita Rathod, said.

"Police had issued an alert after a motorcycle with the Maharashtra registration number was found abandoned near Dholavira village in the Rann of Kutch on Thursday evening. The BSF later nabbed the man when he was found walking towards the border in a bid to enter Pakistan," Rathod added.

According to a police official from Maharashtra, Siddiqui had left his home in Osmanabad on a motorcycle on July 11 to meet the girl in Pakistan as no means of public transport was available due to the lockdown.

"He went to Kutch on his motorcycle to cross the border and enter Pakistan," he said.

According to police sources, after his motorcycle got stuck in the sand, he started walking towards Pakistan.

The police official said that Siddiqui was in touch with a Pakistani girl through social media since the last few months and they were in love with each other.

"After his disappearance, his family members had approached the Osmanabad city police station and lodged a missing person's complaint," said Rajtilak Roshan,
Superintendent of Police, Osmanabad.

"Police launched a probe and Siddiqui's social media accounts were examined, in which it came to light that he has left home to meet the girl in Pakistan," he said.

Based on his mobile phone records, the cyber wing of the Osmanabad police traced his whereabouts, the official said.

He was traced near Kutch and the details were shared with the Gujarat police, he said.

According to another official, the information about Siddiqui was also shared with the BSF officials and he was detained on Thursday night, just before he was trying to cross the border and enter Pakistan.

The Osmanabad police said they have obtained some messages exchanged between Siddiqui and the Pakistani girl.

A team of Osmanabad police has left for Kutch to take his custody and bring him back home, the official said.

Meanwhile, a statement issued by the BSF in Gujarat said that after he was caught, Siddiqui told them that he was in love with a Karachi-based girl.

"He wanted to go to Pakistan and had used Google Map for navigation. He was apprehended about 1.5 kms short of Indo-Pak international border when he was attempting to cross
over to Pakistan. He was in a dehydrated state and revealed that he had gone unconscious for about two hours in the Rann," it said.

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