Freed Pakistani national a guest of Noida police

August 1st, 2008 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS  

Noida, Aug 1 (IANS) A Pakistani national awaiting deportation to his country after being freed from jail is staying at a police station here. “We are keeping Saleem in the Sector-24 police station,” said the Noida Senior Superintendent of Police R.K. Chaturvedi.

The police official said that Saleem was not free to move. “We are awaiting a signal from the ministry of home affairs to deport him at the Wagah border. Till then we are his host,” he added.

Saleem alias Vikas Chawla, a Pakistani national, was arrested by the Sector-39 police station in 2002. He was charged with possession of maps of some vital places. The local court convicted him to six years’ imprisonment. He was freed on July 27. Since then Saleem has been staying at the Noida police station.

“In the absence of a transit camp in Uttar Pradesh, we have no option but to keep him,” the police official said.

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