Officers analysed his laptop and found that he was going to Pakistan.
An Indian man was apprehended by the Border Security Force (BSF) after he tried to enter Pakistan to meet his girlfriend.
He was stopped by officials at the border in Kutch, Gujarat. However, upon reaching the border, he forgot which way to go.
The young man was identified as Zeeshan Siddiqui, a resident of Osmanabad, Maharashtra. His girlfriend lived in Karachi.
Zeeshan had travelled 1,200 kilometres on his bike to the border. However, in the Rann of Kutch, his bike became stuck in the mud.
Undeterred, Zeeshan decided to carry on his journey on foot.
He reached the border but did not know which way to go afterwards.
The matter came to light when his parents filed a missing persons’ case with the police. Officers analysed his laptop and found that he was going to Pakistan.
Osmanabad SP Raj Roshan said that Zeeshan had disappeared from his home on July 11, 2020, and his father filed a report.
The matter was so serious that an investigation was launched immediately.
Maharashtra Police informed Gujarat Police and they discovered Zeeshan’s abandoned bike, approximately 45 km from the border.
Officers decided to use a drone to search the entire area and they discovered the Indian man by the border.
They informed BSF officials and Zeeshan was apprehended. He told officers that he was trying to meet his girlfriend but got lost.
SP Roshan explained that when Zeeshan’s laptop was searched, they found out that he had met the girl through Facebook.
They began exchanging messages on WhatsApp and eventually, they got into a relationship.
Zeeshan told BSF officials that he was so desperate to meet his girlfriend that he decided to go to Pakistan without a passport.
He explained that he travelled on his bike with the help of Google Maps.
Zeeshan rode to the Rann of Kutch, which is a large area of salt marshes in Gujarat. His bike got stuck. Zeeshan then abandoned it and carried on his journey on foot.
He managed to reach the border, however, he ended up getting lost and did not know which way to go.
In a similar incident, a man walked from Gujarat to meet his girlfriend in Uttar Pradesh.
The man walked to Varanasi while his girlfriend began cycling to meet him. However, police officers caught them both.
During questioning, it was revealed that a missed call was the cause of the long journey.
Following the missed call, they decided to meet. The man was originally from Varanasi but had been in Ahmedabad for some work.
However, the nationwide lockdown prevented him from returning home and seeing his girlfriend.
The man decided to travel to Varanasi on foot. Throughout his journey, he spent nights staying in different cities and villages.
It took him 15 days to reach Varanasi. Meanwhile, his girlfriend left her home on a bicycle and went to meet him.
The matter came to the attention of the police when the young woman’s mother filed a missing persons’ report.
Police located her and found her with her lover.