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Nabi Ahmed is fourth Mumbai man to be held in Pak in recent times

The first Mumbaiite to be arrested in Pakistan was computer engineer Bhavesh Parmar, 32, who was held in 2005

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2017 14:01 IST
Rahul Mahajani
Rahul Mahajani
Hindustan Times
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In March last year, Kulbhushan Jadhav, 46, was arrested in Mashkel, Balochistan.(HT File Photo)

Pakistan on Sunday arrested Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, a resident of Mumbai’s Jogeshwari (East), making him the fourth from the city to be held by the neighbouring country in recent times.

In March last year, 46-year-old Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested in Mashkel, Balochistan. Jadhav, who was part of Pakistan’s inter-services public relations, was accused of “involvement in espionage and sabotage actives”. On April 10, a military court in Pakistan sentenced him to death. India contended that Jadhav had been kidnapped from the Iranian port of Chabahar and that his secret trial was a “farce”. The International Court of Justice stayed his execution.His childhood friends in Mumbai had started a campaign to rescue him. They are currently meeting prominent politicians in the state and country to keep up the pressure on the government.

Jadhav grew up in Parel. His family currently stays in Powai. His father and uncle were state police officers.

In 2012, MBA student Hamid Nehal Ansari, 30, was arrested for illegally entering Pakistan from Afghanistan to allegedly meet a girl he had befriended online. Hamid left home telling his parents that he would get a job in Afghanistan. They later found out that he planned to marry his online girlfriend.

Hamid suffered injuries after he was attacked thrice by other inmates at Peshawar Central Prison. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had directed the Indian high commissioner in Pakistan to seek consular access to him.

Hamid had studied engineering from MH Saboo Siddik College of Engineering in Byculla and went on to pursue an MBA from Rizvi College in Bandra. His mother Fauzia is a professor at a Mumbai college. She lives in Seven Bungalows, Andheri, with her husband Nihal.

The first Mumbaiite to be arrested in Pakistan was computer engineer Bhavesh Parmar, 32, who was held in 2005, while he was travelling via the Samjhauta Express. His story, however, had a happy ending as he was freed in 2012 and reunited with his family.

First Published: May 22, 2017 11:23 IST