3 Pakistan nationals held for illegal stay; Cite love angle

Friday, May 26, 2017,11:46 IST By anju A A A

Bengaluru | Three Pakistani nationals, including two women, have been arrested here on charges of entering and staying in the country under false identities since last year, police said today.

Mohammed Shihaba, hailing from Kerala and stated to be in love with one of the women, was arrested along with them last night for allegedly helping them, they said.

The three Pakistani nationals identified as Kirhon Ghulam Ali, Khasif Shamshuddin and Sameera Abdul Rehman — natives of Karachi — had been living in the city’s Kumarswamy Layout under false names for last nine months and had even got  documents like the Aadhaar card, police said.

“We have arrested these four persons under various sections of passport (act), foreigners act, conspiracy and  creation of false document and misrepresentation,” city Police Commissioner Praveen Sood told reporters.

“Interrogation is going on not only by the state police but also by central agencies to verify all the information given by them,” he said.

Police said the four had come into contact while working in Qatar. They first went to Muscat and then via Kathmandu entered Patna before reaching Bengaluru.

During the investigation, they told police that Shihaba and Sameera fell in love and wanted to get married, but her family was opposed to it, so they planned to move to India.

Similarly, Sameera’s cousin Kirhon was also facing  opposition from family for her relationship with Khasif, and  hence they also chose to come here, police said, quoting the statement given by the arrested.