Attari (Amritsar): Love for a Pakistani woman — stated to be a model — drove an Indian youth to try illegally go across the border before he ended up in a jail.
Deepak Chander (24) was nabbed by Indian Customs Department at Attari Railway station Thursday when he was attempting to board in the Samjautha Express train to Pakistan without passport and visa.
Assistant Customs Commissioner Custom V K Mahajan said Deepak, a post graduate in MCA and a resident of M M M Engineering College in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, was apprehended when he had attempted to cross over to Pakistan by Samjautha Express.
Mahajan said Deepak, during his long interrogation here Friday, claimed he fell in love with Pakistani model Naina Chaudhary during an internet chat. When she said that if he loves her he must try to reach Pakistan at any cost, Deepak, without applying his mind, attempted to cross into Pakistan by the train.
A court here Friday evening set Deepak free after slapping a Rs 1000 fine on him. His lawyer D K Sharma said the court took a lenient view as he is a student.