The Supreme Court was approached by a professor on Friday to help trace her son, missing for almost a year after he went to Pakistan in search of his girlfriend. The court will take up the matter after a week and has asked additional solicitor general Indira Jaising to submit a status report on the issue.
Fauzia Nehal Ansari claimed her son Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border last year after he left India for a three-month job assignment in Afghanistan. He was to return by December 15, 2012. Hamid was in touch with his family initially but suddenly stopped calling.
Fauzia accessed his Facebook account, from where she learnt about his affair. His friends from Pakistan had apparently promised to pick him up once he crossed over from Afghanistan.
Fauzia dialled the girl’s number and spoke to her parents, who claimed ignorance. She then called up Hamid’s friends, most of whom were unaware of his whereabouts. But one of them reportedly told her that Hamid was in the custody of some Pakistani agency.