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Pak national freed from jail after 16 years, takes Bhagavad Gita home

A Pakistani man may really be involved in a full-blown emotional affair to stay away from his country in a prison in India. However, it is a matter of pride and satisfaction for Indians that a Pakistani national who was imprisoned for 16 years under Official Secrets Act & Foreigner’s Act, was released yesterday and eventually he left the country with a copy of Bhagavad Gita as confirmed by Ambrish Gaud, who works as a Superintendent of Varanasi Central Jail.

Ambrish Gaud told the media that in 2001, Jalaluddin came from Sindh province in Pakistan, and was jailed from the Cantonment area. He was caught near the Air Force office by the police with suspicious documents.

The cops had recovered maps of the Cantonment area including some other important places from Jalaluddin. A court had then sentenced Jalaluddin (Pakistani national) to 16 years of imprisonment.

Gaud explained, “He was imprisoned under the Official Secrets Act and Foreigner’s Act. He has been handed over to the local police. He has taken a copy of (Bhagavad) Gita with him.”

“When he was arrested, he had only graduated from high school. He completed his intermediate and did his MA from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He also undertook an electrician course as well in the jail. He had been an umpire in the jail cricket leagues for the last three years,” he added.

A special team has taken the Pakistan national to Amritsar, where he will be handed over to the authorities at the Wagah-Attari border, after which he will return to his motherland.

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