Islamabad: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) arrested an Indian citizen holding a Pakistani National Identity Card (NIC) in capital Islamabad, the media reported on Friday.
Rustam Sadhua has been accused of obtaining a Pakistani NIC through fraudulent means and was arrested on Thursday after his application for pre-arrest bail was rejected by a court, Dawn online reported.
FIA sources claim Sadhua is the brother-in-law of Pakistani member of National Assembly Asfandyar Bhandara and arrived in the country in 1982, later obtaining an NIC.
Sadhua had filed an application for pre-arrest bail in the court of special judge central, Malik Nazeer, which was rejected, leading to his arrest.
When contacted, Bhandara expressed satisfaction over the Indian citizen`s arrest. Bhandara said he had time and again complained about the suspect`s conduct and had publicly dissociated himself from Sadhua.
"This man has defamed my late father and my family and I hope his other frauds also surface during investigation," said Bhandara.
Police will present Sadhua in court again on Saturday to obtain a physical remand.