Detained Afghan nationals let off

August 22nd, 2008 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS  

Kollam (Kerala), Aug 22 (IANS) Three Afghan nationals detained at the Kundara police station near here since August 7 have been let off with the police finding no incriminating evidence against them. Mehboob Khan, N. Mohammed and Mukesh Kumar - an Afghan citizen of Indian origin - were picked up by the police from a hotel as part of the ongoing security check after the recent serial blasts in several parts of the country.

The state and central intelligence agencies conducted elaborate investigation in India and Afghanistan about their antecedents.

Kollam district superintendent of police M.R. Ajith Kumar told IANS that the three were under surveillance.

“Nothing incriminating was found about them and they were let off late last evening. Today, they might have reached Delhi,” Kumar said.

Initial inquiries revealed that the Afghans were here to trade in cashew. Kundara is about 60 km from the state capital and the district headquarters Kollam is the cashew capital of the state.

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