`Pak spy`, out on bail, fails to appear in court

A man arrested for entering India illegally but given interim bail last week by a court here to get documents to prove his innocence.

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2012, 20:46 PM IST

New Delhi: A man arrested for entering India illegally but given interim bail last week by a court here to get documents to prove his innocence, on Monday failed to turn up before the court with his counsel saying that he was not aware of his whereabouts.

Imran, who is accused of cheating and illegally entering India from Pakistan, had submitted documentary evidence in the court to support his claim that he was a Gujarat native who
had went to Pakistan 25 years ago to set up a business but had returned to India in 2009-10 for good.

The documents were put up for consideration today but
Imran`s absence was conspicuous.

Imran was given an interim bail for two weeks by Chief
Metropolitan Magistrate Vinod Yadav on March 20 considering
"he could be a victim of circumstances" after he and his
parents narrated their story of having been allegedly framed
by the police in a false case.

On March 22, he had submitted copies of his Pakistani
passport, Indian visa and Regular Residential Permit issued to
him by the Home Ministry through Gujarat government, which
showed he had stayed in India from 2009 to 2011.

The documents were put up for consideration for today but
Imran failed to appear in the court. When the judge inquired
about him from the counsel who had volunteered to represent
him, the advocate said he is not in touch with him and that he
might be busy arranging documents to prove his case.
Imran is to surrender before the court on April 4.

PTI