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BSF arrests Chandigarh man who tried to cross India-Pakistan border to marry Facebook friend from Lahore

Sikandar Khan, 30, tried crossing the India-Pakistan border, without passport, to meet and marry his 'Facebook friend' from Lahore. He was arrested by the Border Security Force (BSF) after spotting him at the border under suspicious circumstances. | Written by Sanjana Agnihotri
New Delhi, February 27, 2017
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A 30-year-old man was hoping to cross the India-Pakistan border from Lakho Ke Behram village in Ferozepur, Punjab, to reach Lahore only to meet his 'Facebook friend' and marry her.
But, Sikandar Khan, a resident of Sector 49 in Chandigarh, was nabbed by the BSF for "moving under suspicious circumstances" and trying to sneak out of the country.
"A patrolling team of Border Security Force (BSF) caught Sikandar Khan who wanted to go to Pakistan to meet a woman whom he loved," said Ferozepur DSP Balwinder Singh as reported by PTI.
When inquired, Sikandar said that he wanted to meet and get married to his lover who lives in Faisalabad, Pakistan and hence planned the escape. He also told the BSF that his lover, who he met via Facebook, works in a bank in Pakistan and he chose the route through Fazilka because it is closer to Lahore. They started talking to each other two years ago and he claims that they soon fell in love.
Sikandar worked with the matrimonial website till last year and has previously worked with the Lalit Hotel, Chandigarh. The police has booked him under section 12 of the Passport Act, 1967 and presented him to court to take a two-day custody.
He was taken to the joint-interrogation centre in Amritsar for inquiry. Moreover, secret service authorities too where informed because the police believes that Sikandar is hiding something.

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