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Imran Khan says will consider appeals to free Mumbai man jailed in Pak

Mumbai resident Hamid Nehal Ansari is currently lodged in the Peshawar Central Prison after being sentenced by a military court to 3 years' imprisonment for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Imran khan, pakistan PM, Kartarpur corridor
Pakistan PM Imran Khan speaks at Kartarpur corridor. (Photo @ANI)

Khan on Thursday assured that he will look into the case of a 33-year-old Indian prisoner, who has been languishing in a Pakistani jail after being arrested for illegally entering the country from Afghanistan, reportedly to meet a girl he had befriended online.

resident was arrested in in 2012. He is currently lodged in the after being sentenced by a military court to three years' imprisonment for possessing a fake Pakistani identity card.

"I do not know about it will do our best," Khan told a group of Indian journalists when asked about Ansari.

Pakistani security agencies accused Ansari of using a fake identity card in the name of "Hamza" and alleged that he entered through without travel documents.

They charged him for "espionage" and "anti-Pakistan activities". Ansari denied the charges in his petition to the

Ansari had gone missing after he was taken into custody by agencies and local police in Kohat in 2012 and finally in reply to a habeas corpus petition filed by his mother, Fauzia Ansari, the high court was informed that he was in custody of the and was being tried by a military court.

He was convicted by the military court and jailed. His prison term is about to end, said officials.

 

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 19:55 IST
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