//Missing Pak cricket fan surrenders

Missing Pak cricket fan surrenders

Baljinder Nobby,NDTV.COM

Saturday, September 2, 2006 (Amritsar):

A farmer from Dera Gazi Khan in Pakistan, 23-year-old Mohammad Musrillin had saved up to come and watch the India-Pakistan match at the Ferozeshah Kotla stadium in New Delhi.

However, on May 3, 2005, Musrillin was drugged and kidnapped after the match.

When he regained consciousness, he found himself in a factory, his passport and travelling documents had been taken away from him and he was forced to work as a bonded labourer.

"I am a farmer and I worked hard to save money to fund my trip to Delhi for the India-Pak series. But some unidentified people kidnapped me and tortured me," said Musrillin.

It was back breaking work at the factory and he hardly got any food to eat, and then began the asthma attacks.

Police remand

The factory owner panicked and bought him a ticket for Amritsar so that he could cross over to Pakistan. But Mohammad Musrillin decided to surrender to the BSF.

He was interrogated by various agencies, handed over to the Amritsar police, produced in a local court and then sent to police remand for five days.

"He was one of the missing cricket fans. The court sent him to remand," informed Ramneesh Kumar, SHO, Ghrinda police station.

Mohammad Musrillin is just one of the many Pakistani cricket fans who went missing. Twenty-four have so far surrendered while 11 are still missing.