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Pak man arrested in Chile charged for illegal possession of explosives

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London, May 16 (ANI): The Chile Government has charged Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman Khan, a Pakistani student arrested at the US Embassy in Chile, for having traces of volatile material, with illegal possession of explosives.Police said traces of Tetryl, a compound used as a booster to help detonate explosives, was found on documents and the mobile phone recovered from Khan, who was arrested on Monday, The BBC reports.However, Khan has denied any wrongdoing and has been freed pending an investigation.Earlier, he had blamed the US for his arrest and bringing unnecessary trouble for his family back home in Pakistan."I have nothing to do with bombs. I have nothing to do with terrorists. I don't have a beard. They (the US) just want to cover up their shame and guilt for what they have done or are doing in Iraq and Afghanistan," he had told media persons just after being detained.Khan's father, Mehmood Ahmad Rehman Khan, had alleged that his son has been implicated in a trap, and made a victim of racial profiling."My son became a victim of racial profiling and has been detained without a valid reason or evidence. His arrest was clearly a setup," Mehmood had said earlier. (ANI)

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