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Hamid Nihal Ansari Returns to India After 6 Years in Pakistan Jail

India | PTI | December 18, 2018, 7:36 pm
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 Hamid Nehal Ansari, the man from Mumbai who was released from a Pakistani jail after six years for alleged espionage charges, crossed over to the Indian side at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab. (Image: PTI)

Hamid Nehal Ansari, the man from Mumbai who was released from a Pakistani jail after six years for alleged espionage charges, crossed over to the Indian side at the Attari-Wagah border in Punjab. (Image: PTI)

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 A weary-looking bespectacled Ansari in a jacket, muffler and a Pashtun cap, was welcomed by his parents, Nehal and Fauzia, who were waiting at the border along with a large contingent of India-Pakistan friendship activists and officials. (Image: PTI)

A weary-looking bespectacled Ansari in a jacket, muffler and a Pashtun cap, was welcomed by his parents, Nehal and Fauzia, who were waiting at the border along with a large contingent of India-Pakistan friendship activists and officials. (Image: PTI)

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 Stepping on to the Indian side, the 33-year-old along with his family knelt down and touched the soil of his motherland with their foreheads. (Image: PTI)

Stepping on to the Indian side, the 33-year-old along with his family knelt down and touched the soil of his motherland with their foreheads. (Image: PTI)

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 As Ansari stood up, he first hugged his mother and then embraced his father in an emotional reunion. (Image: PTI)

As Ansari stood up, he first hugged his mother and then embraced his father in an emotional reunion. (Image: PTI)

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 The three were then whisked away by the authorities without allowing any interaction with the media. (Image: PTI)

The three were then whisked away by the authorities without allowing any interaction with the media. (Image: PTI)

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