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Jailed Pakistani national Imran Qureshi Warsi returns home after 10 years, says 'was treated like family in India'

While Warsi, A Resident Of Karachi, Came To India In 2004 To Meet His Relatives In Kolkata, Abdullah Said It Was His Childhood Dream To Visit India And Meet Bollywood Superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Nabanita Chakorborty | Updated on: 26 Dec 2018, 04:18:04 PM
Jailed Pak national Imran Qureshi Warsi returns home after 10 years (Photo Source: ANI)

New Delhi:

Pakistani national Imran Qureshi Warsi, who was lodged in Bhopal jail on charges of forging documents and spying, for the last 10 years, on Wednesday returned to his country, through the Attari-Wagah border. Besides, India is set to release another jailed Pak national - Abdullah, who was detained from Attari in 2017. While Warsi, a resident of Karachi, came to India in 2004 to meet his relatives in Kolkata, Abdullah said it was his childhood dream to visit India and meet Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

"Pakistani national Imran Qureshi Warsi who was lodged in Bhopal jail for 10 years for forging documents and spying returns to Pakistan from Attari-Wagah border," the news agency ANI reported.

Speaking to ANI near the Attari-Wagah border, Abdullah further said, "I will be back in India but with a visa this time". 

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Warsi, who stayed in India for four years even after expiry of his visa, told reporters, "My term expired in January this year, following which the police took care of me since I had no money of my own. I now get to return home after 14 years, and I could not be happier to see my mother, father and siblings, who all reside in Karachi".

Earlier Warsi got a ration card and a PAN card during his stay in India and got arrested by the police on his way to Bhopal to get a passport.

Praising the police in the Indian jail, he further said, "The police treated me very well, just like a family. I found loving people here the same way there are loving people in Pakistan. I believe good people find good people everywhere".

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Furthermore, Warsi is married to a Kolkata-based girl since 2014 and is having two children with his wife. He plans to take his children to Pakistan after completion of the legal procedure.

The move came days after Hamid Ansari, an Indian national, who was jailed in Pakistan for the last six years, returned to Indian after the end of his prison term on December 15.

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First Published : 26 Dec 2018, 03:55:50 PM

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