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Pak newspaper posed us as RAW agents, reveals cleric

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Giving hint towards Pakistan's conspiracy to convict innocent Indians, one of the Sufi clerics, who had gone missing in Pakistan, on Monday revealed that one of the papers in the neighbouring country had printed false news of them being Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents.

Nazim Nizami, one of the two clerics, told the reporters that a newspaper 'Ummat' in printed false statements of them being "RAW spies".

"There is a newspaper Ummat (in Pakistan) which has printed false statements (of the two clerics being RAW spies) and photos," Nizami told the media here.

The cleric thanked the Indian Government, Prime Minister Modi, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Home Minister for their efforts.

The two clerics marked a safe arrival in earlier today.

The duo will be meeting later in the day.

The two clerics surfaced in and told that they had gone to meet their devotees in interior Sindh, where there was no phone connectivity.

The clerics, identified as Syed Asif Ali Nizami and his friend Nazim Nizami, belong to Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

Syed Asif Ali Nizami is the head priest of the Dargah.

The duo had travelled to to visit their relatives in and then embarked on a pilgrimage to Lahore.

One of them went missing in and the other in Lahore, reports claimed.

The Indian authorities had raised the issue with the Foreign Ministry seeking its help in tracing their missing citizens.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, March 20 2017. 13:17 IST