Pak national from Karachi arrested in Tamil Naidu

July 23, 2017 06:28 PM
Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai in tamil naidu

Chennai:  A 65-year-old Pakistan national has been arrested on charges including of drug-peddling, police said on Sunday. The Pakistani national was produced before a magistrate at his residence in Paramakudi and was remanded to judicial custody.

He will be put in  the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai, which has a separate cell to house foreigners.The arrest comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rameswaram in the district to inaugurate a memorial for former president late APJ Abdul Kalam on July 27.

Mohammed Yunus, from Karachi, was arrested from a lodge in Ervadi, they said. Ervadi is famous for its centuries-old dargah in Ramanathapuram district.

When he was arrested on Saturday, he neither had a passport nor a visa. He was carrying ₹2,500 in Pakistani Rupees and ₹3,000 in Indian currency, the police said.

During interrogation, it came to light that he had come to Tamil Nadu illegally by a boat from Sri Lanka.

After travelling to several places, including Pudukottai in Tamil Nadu allegedly in search of a contraband substance, he had come to Ervadi, Q branch district police, which deals with national security, said.

Two others from Ervadi, who had allegedly promised to get him the drug, have also been arrested, they said.

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