During the state-wide checking of jails here on June 7, police authorities recovered maps of Rajpath and Rashtrapati Bhawan besides sketches of BSF posts from Saddiq Ali (25) who is lodged in Moradabad jail for past four years in connection with a murder case.

Ali, who belongs to West Bengal was arrested in 2011 for allegedly killing his colleague Imran over some dispute in Sambhal district.

Notes in Hindi, Mandarin and Bengali were also recovered from his bag along with two cellphone memory cards, police said.

"We have sent a team to West Bengal to probe his background, while state ATS has also been alerted. The maps recovered from his possession is a route map of New Delhi," DIG (Moradabad Range) Onkar Singh told.

When asked about the notes in Mandarin, Ali told police he knew a Chinese national who taught him the language. As per initial probe, Ali told police and intelligence he and his father Nasir Ali moved to Sambhal (UP) a few years ago and worked as labourer in a meat export firm.

Latest News from India News Desk