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BJP activist appeals for techie's release from Pakistan jail

IANS  |  Mumbai 

A (BJP) activist on Thursday appealed to to secure the release of a techie who is serving a jail sentence in and is slated for release next month.

The 27-year-old youth from Andheri, Hamid Nehal Ansari, was accused of entering illegally from on November 12, 2012.

"A humble request to speak to to expedite release of Hamid Ansari, who is serving term in a jail. Hamid completes his jail term in mid-December. His relese will bring relief and joy to his aged parents," said BJP activist Krishna Hegde, a former

Ansari entered Pakistan on a fake identity card given by a friend from Karak in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and lived with him for a few days.

The nabbed him from a hotel in Kohat town some days later. In December 2015, a military court found him guilty of spying and anti-national activities.

However, Ansari refuted the charges and even challenged his conviction in the where the said he would be deported as soon as his jail sentence ended.

"We have also appealed to who has assured us of all help," Hegde told IANS.

Pakistan has declined consular access for Hamid or grant visa to his parents to visit him.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 13:18 IST
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