Pakistan 'messiah' comes to Indian inmate's aid | Mail Online After facilitating the release of several Indians from Pakistani jails, Pakistani human rights activist Awais Sheikh has decided to take up the cause of another Indian lodged in a Lahore prison. Sheikh, who was instrumental in the release of Surjeet Singh from Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail, plans to move court for the release of another inmate of the prison - Bhavesh Kumar Parmar, a software engineer from Mumbai. The activist, who is also an advocate, has prepared the draft of the petition to free Bhavesh, 32, and is likely to approach the court on Monday. Bhavesh has been languishing in prison for the past eight years. He had gone missing from Mumbai soon after the death of his father. 'He loved his father and started cursing himself after the family faced financial trouble following his father's death,' his mother Hansa Kantilal Parmar said from Vile-Parle. Hansa left him home and went to her parents' place to perform some rituals. On her return, she found Bhavesh had disappeared. Sheikh said Bhavesh's family told him that he suffered from depression after his father's death. He boarded a train to Amritsar in that state and reached Lahore on board the Samjhauta Express. He was detained soon after reaching Lahore. Hansa learnt her son was in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail in October 2008. She claims some policemen passed on the information to her. Hansa then wrote to the home ministry and the ministry of external affairs (MEA) for help. A year later, the government confirmed her son was indeed in a Pakistan prison. The government told her that some Indian High Commission officials had met him. She received a letter from Bhavesh this February. He had sent the letter through Ram Rajji, who had been lodged in the Pakistan prison as well. 'Bhavesh slipped a piece of paper to Rajji, requesting him to give it to me. 'He also handed over his photo to assure me that he was alive,' Hansa said. 'He said he wanted to return.' 'We have taken up the matter with the MEA through MP Priya Dutt. Recently, another prisoner Bhaludas Karale was released and it has given hope to this case,' Vile-Parle MLA Krishna Hegde, who is helping Hansa with the case, said.