Indian authorities hand over two Pakistani prisoners at Wagah border

Warsi, 36, spent 10 years behind bars and wasn't freed even after he completed his jail term in January


Asif Mehmood December 26, 2018
Warsi, 36, wasn't released even after completing his jail term in January. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: Indian authorities released Abdullah Shah and Imran Warsi, two Pakistani nationals, through the Wagah Border on Wednesday.

According to Rangers sources, Indian authorities handed over to Pakistan Rangers.

Abdullah, who hails from Mingora, was detained by Indian authorities from Attari in 2017.

Warsi, who is from Karachi, spent 10 years in Bhopal jail on charges of "forgery and spying" following his visit to India in 2004. He had gone to India to meet his relatives in Kolkata where he was arrested.

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The 36-year-old Pakistani was not released despite completing his jail term on January, 19 this year. On March 14, Warsi was sent to a guardian center in Bhopal after it was discovered that he had become mentally unstable.

Earlier on December 15, Pakistani authorities released Indian citizen Hamid Nehal Ansari.

Ansari was detained and jailed in Pakistan on the charges of border crossing into Pakistan from Afghanistan in 2012, and was convicted of spying and forging documents.

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