Pak national awarded two years of imprisonment

Jammu: A Pakistani national was on Friday awarded two years of imprisonment by a local court for illegally crossing over to Indian territory and violation of Passport Act.

Special Municipal Mobile Magistrate (Jammu) SS Bali convicted and sentenced to two years and one year imprisonment each to Pakistani national and religious preacher Wahid Aslam for illegal entry into the country without passport and illegal stay.

Both the sentences under 14-A Foreigner's Act and Section 3 of Indian Passport Act shall run concurrently, the court said.

Wahid, a resident of Karachi had crossed Indo-Nepal border without valid passport.

Police after due investigation submitted charge-sheet against accused Wahid Aslam under section 14 of Foreigners Act.