'Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan movies inspired Chinese to intrude into India'

As security agencies probe the motive behind the infiltration of three Chinese Muslims through Sino-India border, the trio is singing a different tune.

If the responses of the three persons to the interrogators are to be believed, it was the charm of Bollywood superstars Shahrukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan that apparently drove them to India. They were detained last month.

The three – Salamo, Abdul Khaliq and Adil Thorsong – at present in the custody of security agencies at Margo post in North of Ladakh after being detained on June 12 had told their interrogators about their dreams to enter India and earn money as they were facing acute poverty in their region, official sources said.

According to the sources, there was incoherence in their statements except that they were mesmerised by the charm of Bollywood superstars – Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan.

The three claimed that they were driven out by extreme poverty from home and wanted to come to India because they had seen it as a land of prosperity on the sliver screen, the sources said.

All the three claimed during their interrogation, which was done separately, that the movies of Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan were a hit in their area – Kargalilik of Xianjang province.

The trio, who knew only two languages – Yarkandi and Uyghur – gave a different version about their family background and the way used by them to come into India.

The security agencies were still not convinced and their interrogation would continue, the sources said. The three men, aged between 18 and 23, one of whom is one-eyed, were nabbed inside Indian territory on June 12 near Sultanchku.

They were at present in the custody at Murgo post where the interrogators were flown along with a translator.