MP police search houses of 2 arrested by Punjab police

  • None, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 11, 2014 22:21 IST

The Madhya Pradesh police searched the houses of two people, who were arrested by Punjab police on the charge of suspected links with the ISI, at Khokaria village near here, a police officer said on Tuesday.

“Police couldn’t find any incriminating documents, devices or stuff used in spying or anti-national activities during searches at the houses of the two locals who were arrested on the charge of suspected links with the ISI on November 9 in Ferozepur district in Punjab,” Bhopal’s superintendent of police (north) Arvind Saxena said.

Police also searched for two other accused who accompanied the arrested duo to Punjab.

Shivnarayan Singh (43) and Arjun Maliviya (35), both hailing from Khokariya village near here, were arrested in Ferozepur after they ran short of money and sought help from a Pakistani woman, with whom they came in contact through a social networking site about six months ago, to foot their hotel bills.

However, they were rounded up after the hotel management passed on information to the police. They had allegedly posted some pictures of the nation’s important establishments, the police said.

“We have searched their houses but didn’t find any incriminating documents or anything else objectionable,” Saxena said.

He said a hunt had been launched to arrest David and Rahul Malviya, who were absconding. David allegedly drove Shivnarayan and Arjun to Ferozepur, while Rahul accompanied them.

Since the Punjab police recovered a scorpion from the possession of the arrested, the Madhya Pradesh police suspect that they may be engaged in smuggling insects with high medicinal value.

Meanwhile, Shivnarayan and Arjun were produced in a Ferozpur court which sent them to three-day police remand. They were being interrogated, the police said.

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