A love affair through social media (Facebook) with a Pakistani woman of a man from Madhya Pradesh cost him and one of his friends heavily as the two have been arrested by the Ferozepur police for sending photographs of Hussianiwala border to Pakistan and receiving money from there.
As per information, 38-year-old Shiv Narayan of Khokrian village, 20 km from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, came into contact with one Jya Mishra of Lahore in Pakistan at a social networking site about six months ago.
Later on, the acquaintance turned into a love affair and the woman from Pakistan started sending him gifts too.
Meanwhile, she prevailed upon him so much that Shiv got convinced to work against his own nation, said sources.
Shiv visited Ferozepur and its border areas twice in the past and now he along his friend Arjun had been staying in a local hotel for the last nine days.
The duo had clicked and sent pictures of Hussiainiwala border besides memorials of martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev to Pakistan through their mobile as well as a social networking site, added sources.
Surprisingly, they were also carrying some black scorpions, which were demanded by the woman, and had asked them to hand them over to her man residing in a border village at Ferozepur and he was supposed to contact Shiv, sources said.
In the meantime, the local police got a tip-off about their presence here and a team, led by deputy superintendent of police (DSP) city Vibhore Sharma, managed to nab with pictures clicked at the border besides more than 15 live and 10 dead scorpions.
When contacted, Sukhwant Singh Gill, SSP, Ferozepur, said that the duo had been booked under Section 121-A of the IPC besides the Wildlife Act while further probe was going on.
Yesterday, they had received Rs 12,000 from Pakistan through Moneygram, added the senior superintendent of police.
The duo were interrogated by army officials besides other security agencies and would further be sent to the Joint Interrogation Centre at Amritsar.