Noida: Pakistani citizen Seema Haider, who entered India illegally in May, was picked up by Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) for questioning for a second day Tuesday, an official said.
Her Indian partner, Sachin Meena, with whom Hiader is currently staying in Greater Noida, has also been taken for questioning by the agency, the local police official said.
The cross-border couple were first interrogated by the UP ATS Monday at its office in Noida and the duo was released late in the night.
Seema Haider, a Pakistani woman with four children, entered India via the Nepal border. She claimed that she was in love with Sachin with whom she came into contact while playing PUBG with him. The two reportedly got married in Nepal and she has been living with Sachin’s family in Noida.
However, the couple stirred a hornet’s nest with a section of the media going overboard and claiming that Seema was an ISI agent. Her previous boyfriend from Pakistan and husband from Saudi Arabia also jumped into the controversy by giving lengthy interviews to TV channels.
Seema Haider had entered India without a valid VISA. She had earlier said that she did not apply for the visa citing the rules in India.
Haider, 30, and Meena, 22, were first arrested by the local police in Greater Noida July 4 but were granted bail by a court July 7.
The probe agencies are looking into the matter and trying to ascertain facts related to her entry into India as well.
While Seema refuses to return to Pakistan, her family has now asked her also not to return.