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Bengaluru police arrest Pakistani woman for overstaying visa, forging documents

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Police in Bengaluru have arrested a 50-year-old woman holding Pakistani citizenship for overstaying her visa. According to reports, she was previously an Indian citizen but had taken Pakistani citizenship after marrying a Pakistani man.

Police said the woman has been identified as Shabana Nasira who was residing in Siddapura. Shabana had married Noor Mohammed in 1987 and had started living in Pakistan. However, she and her husband parted ways in 2010 and post the divorce, she visited India on a tourist visa.

While she had applied for an extension of visa and an Indian citizenship, it is still pending approval.

But during her stay, she managed to get an Aadhaar card, PAN card, voter ID, ration card, gas connection, and even a pension certificate for the elderly in her name.

Police uncovered these developments based on a tip-off and have booked Shabana under Foreigners Act and other relevant sections of the law.

Earlier in May this year, a Pakistani couple was deported after they were arrested in 2017 for illegally entering India and holding fake documents while living in Bengaluru. The couple— Kashif Shamsuddin and his wife Kirhon Ghulam Ali, were handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah-Attari border.

The couple hailed from Chakragot in Karachi and were arrested in May 2017 in Bengaluru along with Sameera, another Pakistani national, who had entered India with them.

Sameera continues to remain in jail in Bengaluru. She is married to Mohammad Shihab, a native of Kerala who was working in Qatar. The couple got married against the family’s wishes some time in 2015 and have a child.

Police officials stated that the trio were residing in India with fake documents, including fudged Aadhaar cards.

Source: The News Minute

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