Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra Police on Monday said that it is in touch with the government to determine whether the Mumbai resident held in Pakistan is the same person figured during an earlier probe into SIMI activities in the country.
Citing the ATS, the ANI reported that the agency is currently ascertaining the identity of the person reportedly held in Islamabad for incomplete travel documents.
“The Maharashtra ATS is in touch with GoI as a person Nabi figured in the interrogation of people connected with SIMI in 2005-06,” the report said quoting the agency.
On Sunday, media reports had claimed that a Mumbai-based businessman was arrested in Islamabad for allegedly not having complete travel documents.
Though Indian citizen, who has been identified as Sheikh Nabi Ahmed, was arrested on May 19 but the incident came to light only after the Pakistani media reported on Sunday.
He was picked up by the Pakistani authorities from Islamabad's F-8 area.
Ahmed, a Mumbai resident, was sent to 14-day judicial custody after his arrest under Article 14 of Pakistan's Foreign Act, the Pakistani channel Dunya TV reported.
Ahmed reportedly lives in Jogeshwari (East) with his family.
However, there was no confirmation from the MEA regarding the arrest.
The detention comes amid a bitter fight between the two countries over Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav's death sentence by a Pakistani military court.
The death sentence was stayed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) following an appeal by India last week.
The Pakistan Army's powerful military court had sentenced Jadhav to death on charges of espionage but New Delhi maintains that he is innocent.