The Mumbai police is on a high alert as over 26 Pakistanis have gone missing in the city over the past few weeks. The police said that none of them had given accurate and precise details of where they were staying or what is their purpose to visit India. They had not given this information even while submitting the C-form, which a Pakistani national is required to fill for entering India.
Among the missing, also includes a man who stayed in Juhu for almost 10 years. He was running a shop in the area. The incident came to light when security agencies tried to locate these people in the city.
Now, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is leading a manhunt. There are also alerts from intelligence agencies about threats originating from spies in Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence.
Hunt for these people intensified when security agencies could not track them based on the info given in the C-forms. There are also reports that the Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre had conducted inspection in the city in the past few months. IM’s founders Riyaz Bhatkal and his brother Iqbal are still in Pakistan. Reportedly they are under the protection of the ISI.