According to reports, he had crossed over via the international border to allegedly kill suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma.
A joint team of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and other intelligence agencies are currently interrogating the arrested Pakistani national.
The man was held on July 16 at around 11 pm from near Hindumalkot border outpost, informed a senior Border Security Force (BSF) official. He was detained immediately and frisked.
He said, “We have found an 11-inch long knife, religious books, clothes, food and sand in the bag from his possession. He identified himself as Rizwan Ashraf, a native of Mandi Bahauddin city located in Northern Punjab of Pakistan.”
He added that the suspect informed during preliminary investigation that he had crossed the border to kill Nupur Sharma over the controversial remarks made by her on Prophet Muhammad. He had reportedly planned to visit Ajmer Dargah first before executing his plan.
The official said, “We have handed him over to local police for further investigation. He was produced before a magistrate from where he was sent to eight days of police custody. We have informed the concerned intelligence agencies about him.”
A joint team of IB, RAW and Military Intelligence is interrogating him at the moment.