New Delhi: India has written over 15 letters to Pakistani authorities seeking information about an Indian youth, who went missing in restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in 2012 after being picked up by intelligence agencies, but has not got any response so far.

It also hoped that the Peshawar High Court, where Nehal Hamid Ansari’s mother has filed a petition, would be helpful in locating him. Ansari had left for Afghanistan on November 4, 2012 with a 90-day tourist visa with hopes of bagging a job in the aviation sector. He stayed in touch with his family for a week before he went missing.

He is believed to have crossed into Pakistan and was picked up by Pakistani intelligence agencies.

“Nehal Hamid Ansari is a sad story because it is the story of a young man who has been missing for two years,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin told reporters. He said Ansari’s parents went through his social network account after he was found missing and discovered that he exchanged a lot of messages with a Pakistan girl.  His parents believe that he had crossed from Afghanistan into Pakistan. Akbaruddin pointed out that the mother has moved the Peshawar High Court asking him to be produced in court.

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