Indian Home Minister P Chidambaram has said that "We have adopted a policy of declaring our prisoners as fugitive for double checking. These days you can not be sure if you have captured a real culprit or his look-alike? Due to the advancements in medical science creating look-alike has become very easy, there is cloning, there is plastic surgery, there is masking... So, it has become vital to keep on searching for wanted people even though you have captured or killed them hundred times."
On the other hand BJP spokesperson Prakash Javdekar said "After Wazul Qamar Khan now it is revealed that Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan is in Indian prison...These goof ups have resulted in loss of face for India...It is also the worst kind of embarrassment for India vis-à-vis Pakistan."