An Indian national, apparently the victim of mistaken citizenship, will soon be repatriated home from Malaysia.

Identified as Nallusamy Sekar from Tamil Nadu, he is in a detention camp long after he is said to have completed a mandatory term of punishment for not possessing valid documents for stay in that country.

The Indian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, alerted to this by a Malaysian news report, is making arrangements for the repatriation.

As soon as the Indian national completed his term of detention, the camp authorities seemed to have mistakenly asked the embassy of a South Asian country other than India to arrange his repatriation. This apparent confusion about his nationality led to his prolonged detention because the wrongly-alerted embassy could not obviously arrange the necessary repatriation, according to diplomatic sources.

In the absence of relevant travel documents, which might have caused the earlier mistake about his citizenship, the Indian High Commission had now established contact with his family for repatriation purposes, sources said.

Meanwhile, officials from Malaysia and India on Thursday reached “consensus” on the finer points of a mutual legal assistance treaty. The officials, meeting in the Malaysian capital, concluded two days of talks, and the pact was likely to be signed after the completion of procedural formalities, said sources.

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