Techie in Pak custody was in depression, missing since 2017

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (IANS) Two men, said to be Indian nationals, have been arrested in Pakistan’s Cholistan area for illegally entering the country, media reports said.
Police said that the duo didn’t have proper documents, Pakistan media reported.
As per the police, the two have been identified as Prashant and Darilal, residents of Madhya Pradesh and Hyderabad, respectively. One of the arrested persons is a software engineer, said the report.
Police have registered a case against them.
As per the report, Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), in September, had arrested an alleged spy, identified as Umar Daud, from Torkham area along the border with Afghanistan.
According to an FIA statement, during interrogation, the suspect said that he belonged to district Karak in Khyber Pakhtunwa province and had an Afghan passport.
It was found that the suspect travelled to India as many as five times. In 2014, he constituted the Pashtun Liberation Army (PLA) to defame Pakistan’s institutions, FIA said in the statement.
Prashant Vaindam, one of the two Indian nationals arrested in Pakistan’s Cholisatn for illegally entering that country, was missing since 2017 and was in depression due to failure in a love affair, his father said on Tuesday.
Prashant, working for a software company in Hyderabad, was missing since April 29, 2017 and his family had lodged complaint with the police.
Prashant’s father Babu Rao said on Tuesday that since then he was not in contact with the family and police could also not trace him.
Babu Rao, whose family hails from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and settled in Hyderabad for six years, said his son’s first job was in Benagaluru, where he fell in love with a girl working in the same company. After the girl, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, moved to Switzerland, Prashant fell into depression.
Babu Rao said they had no idea why he went to Rajasthan and how he came into contact with Dharilal.
“All I know is my son is not the one to indulge in any illegal activity. We appeal to Pakistan authorities to release him,” said Babu Rao, who plans to leave for New Delhi to make a formal request to Pakistan Embassy.
A video message of Prashant to his parents went viral late on Monday. Speaking in his mother tongue Telugu, the youth told his parents that he hopes to be released from jail within a month.
“Mummy and daddy, how are you? Now they brought me to court from police station after it was declared that there was no problem. They will now send me to jail from court and inform the Indian Embassy. I can then contact you,” said Prashant, who was seen taking permission from Pakistan police officials to speak in Telugu.
“Now that I am being sent to jail, the bail process will start. India and Pakistan exchange prisoners and it takes time,” he said in the brief video.
He did not say how and when he entered Pakistan.

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