Following Hamid Nehal Ansari’s return, India released two Pakistani nationals Abdullah and Imran Qureshi Warsi here on Monday. Imran Qureshi Warsi took the same route of Ansari, who fell in love with an Indian woman, married her, settled down here and started a family with her.
Imran Warsi had come to India in 2004 on a valid visa. He fell in love with his Indian wife a little after getting here. But he continued to stay on here after his visa expired. The police arrested Imran in 2008, and he was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Imran was lodged at Bhopal jail.
Pakistani national Imran Qureshi Warsi who was lodged in Bhopal jail since 10 years for forging documents and spying returns to Pakistan from Attari-Wagah border. pic.twitter.com/77Y85JJxpY
— ANI (@ANI) December 26, 2018
India released another Pakistani national, Abdullah who had crossed over to India in 2017 to meet Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. “It was my childhood dream to come to India and meet Shah Rukh Khan,” Abdullah said. “My dream was not fulfilled. I’ll come back again.” Imran’s sentence ended in January but he remained in jail since he was unable to pay the accompanying fine.
Abdullah, a resident of Mingora of Swat district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, was detained by the Indian authorities on May 25, 2017 when he had come to witness the Beating Retreat Ceremony held every evening at the Wagah border gates.
Imran’s release comes as a faint chance for 11 Indian prisoners who have completed their sentences but continue to languish in Pakistani jails.
There are reportedly 32 such Pakistani prisoners in Indian jails.