With four days to go for Independence Day, west Delhi Police have arrested a 21-year-old Pakistan national who had been staying illegally in the Capital for about a year.
Niyamatullah Khan alias Aftab Hamza is a native of Quetta in Pakistan.
He was staying at a rented accommodation in Old Mahavir Nagar area of Tilak Nagar in the guise of an Afghan national. Investigations have revealed that he along with his father was involved in drug peddling.
The father had been arrested earlier and is lodged in Tihar Jail. Till now, interrogators have not found any terror link in the case.
V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west), said Niyamatullah was apprehended from his flat during a routine tenant verification drive started by the police prior to Independence Day.
“During verification, it was found that he was residing without legal documents. His travel documents were also not valid. He had come to India in 2010 along with his father and had been living in the area for the past three months. We have arrested him under Section 14 of the Foreigners’ Act,” said Renganathan.
“The Special Cell and central intelligence agencies have been informed about his arrest. They are questioning him to establish his antecedents,” Renganathan added.
He informed that they had found a passport issued in Kandahar from Khan’s possession. Meanwhile, during the course of the interrogation, Khan claimed that his visa and other travel-related documents were seized by a team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence when they arrested his father Taj Mohammad alias Syed Mohammad in Amritsar, Punjab for drug peddling in November last year.
At that time of arrest, his father was carrying 52kg heroin. Khan’s interrogation also revealed that he had recently supplied 26kg heroin to some Nigerian nationals in the Capital.