Two days after the SAS Nagar police mindlessly put a Pakistani national — who had complained of attempted forcible liver donation — on a bus to Amritsar to further cross into his country, the man came back. The 29-year-old man, Adeel Hussain, did not have documents required to cross the border, and thus was sent back from the AttariWagah checkpost. He now needs a clearance certificate from the SAS Nagar police and is in their protective custody.
Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Inder Mohan Singh Bhatti said there was “problem in his documents”. He added that Adeel had originally come as a caretaker with three brothers, also from Pakistan, one of whom had to undergo liver transplantation at Fortis Hospital. As for Adeel’s complaint filed on Thursday — that the brothers were forcing him to donate a part of his liver — the SSP finally said, “We’ll verify the complaint, and then send him back to his country.” On Thursday, he was sent to Amritsar and the police had not even checked his visa.
But there was an added twist. Fortis Hospital authorities said Adeel was undergoing process for organ donation. This adds weight to the contention by two of his fellow Pakistanis, who had said he had willingly come with them for liver donation. A spokesman said that after establishing compatibility, next step was verification by government of Pakistan. Then, the patient and donor need to appear before a state authorisation committee.
As for his visa details, Adeel had permission to cross over on foot. When they had arrived in India around two weeks ago, a Fortis van had brought them from the border to the hospital, said Muhammad Tahir Amin, a relative of patient Zahid.