A 25-year-old Afghan national, who was caught by railway police for travelling without ticket three days ago, had worked with Afghanistan police, a senior police official said on Sunday.
Identified as Najok Mir, son of Wali Mohammad, from Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan, was arrested on January 28 at Pathankot Cantt railway station.
An Apple laptop, two mobile phones without sim cards, two pen drives, a dongle and two diaries were also recovered from his possession.
“During our investigation, he (Najok) has admitted that he had worked with Afghanistan police in 2012 for a brief period,” Government Railway Police (GRP), DSP, Makhan Singh said on Sunday.
Najok has also admitted to have come to India earlier twice. “He came to India first in 2011. He was deported to his country for not having required documents. Again, he came to India in 2013,” Singh said.
Najok had come to India on a tourist visa in 2013 and stayed in a mosque in Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh, acting as a deaf and dumb as he did not knew the local language.
He then moved to Bangalore and then to Jammu and Kashmir, police said, adding that he had also stayed in Delhi where he worked as a labourer.
Police, during questioning, also found that one of the two mobile phones was a stolen one. “We have found that one mobile phone, which he was possessing, belonged to a Delhi-based woman. Her phone was stolen in Jammu,” he said.
The Cyber Crime cell of Punjab police is also examining the detail contained in the laptop and the two pen drives recovered from the Afghan national,” he said.
Najok was arrested by RPF for travelling without ticket and misbehaving with ticket checker after he got off a train coming from Jammu at Pathankot Cantt railway station. He was also not carrying visa and passport.
Initially, the Afghan national had tried to mislead investigators by giving his name as Sarosh Qureshi, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir.
Najok, who understands Hindi very well, was booked for staying in India without visa and passport, travelling without ticket and misbehaving with a government servant, police said.
A local court has remanded him in police custody till February 4.