Police said that the City Crime Branch had conducted the arrest on Wednesday evening after receiving a tipoff.

Three Pakistani nationals arrested in Bengaluru they had fake Aadhaar cards with themRepresentational Image
news Crime Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 13:18

The City Crime Branch of the Bengaluru police arrested three Pakistani nationals on Wednesday, following a raid based on a tipoff. 

According to an official of the Kumaraswamy Layout police station, the raid was conducted on Wednesday evening, with a case registered at5.40pm. He also said that the arrested persons had fake or invalid Aadhaar cards in their possession.

The two men and two women have been identified as Muhammed Shihab, Khasif Shamsuddin, Samira Abdul Rahman, and Kiron Ghulam Ali, the official said.

They had reportedly been living in Bengaluru for two months. City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood told the media that at this point police do not know why the three Pakistani nationals entered the country. He further said Mohammad Shihab, a native of Kerala who was working in Qatar had conspired with the three others to enter the country illegally.
"Preliminary inquiry revealed that the Pakistani suspects obtained Aadhar cards and voter's card (EPIC-Elector Photo Identity Card) to fake their identity as Indians," said Sood.

On interrogation, police learnt that Shihab married Sameera while he was working in Qatar in the Gulf region two years ago despite opposition from her parents.

The Pakistani trio first reached Patna in Bihar after crossing the Indo-Nepal border from Kathmandu a year ago. They came to Nepal from Qatar via Muscat in Oman.

"We also learnt that the accused have been living in the city over the past nine months, with fabricated documents that were made with the help of local agents," said Sood.

"We will do the formalities, including informing the Pakistani Embassy and producing them in a local court for remand to investigate their presence in the city," added Sood.

The official at Kumaraswamy Layout PS added that cases had been registered against the four persons under Section 5 of the Registration of Foreigners Act, Sections 14 (A), (B) and (C) of the Foreigner’s Act, Section 12 of the Passport Act. Cases were also registered under sections 511, 120 (B), 201, 212, 379, 420, 465, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code, relating to theft, cheating, forgery, using forged document, criminal conspiracy, giving false information and concealing information about criminal activity.

Further information would be available only after investigations were completed, he added.

(With IANS inputs)


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