Three Pakistani nationals were arrested in Bengaluru on Thursday, NDTV reported. According to the report, the three also include 2 women who were found to be living in Bengaluru under false identities. Meanwhile, an Indian citizen was also arrested by the police for providing assistance to the Pakistani nationals. The police told reporters that their identity documents, which also included the Aadhar Card, had been seized from them. According to NDTV, the arrested have been identified as Sameera, Kashir Shamshudin and Kiran Gulam Ali. The Indian citizen, one the other hand was found to be a native of Kerala, known as Mohammed Shihaba.
According to reports, the Bengaluru Police was tipped off about Pakistani nationals living in an apartment block in Bengaluru, following which they had conducted the raid on their residence. But the couple(Shihaba and Kiran) insisted that they had broken the law as they were in love. According to the reports, the four had first met in Qatar and it was there that Shihaba had fallen in love with the Pakistani girl. They said that since their family had shown objection to their match, they had taken shelter in Bengaluru. The report states that there was another couple who had allegedly fled Pakistan and was living with them due to similar reasons.
All four of them had then decided to come to India. The three Pakistani nationals had first reacted Nepal and had crossed over to India in 2016, their initial police interrogation revealed. They revealed that in a period of a few months, they had managed to get the official documents regarding their identities, such as the Aadhar Card and passports. The Bengaluru Police told reporters that all three had been charged with the violation of multiple laws, including the Foreigners Act. The central intelligence agencies would also be interrogating the arrested to verify their version of the story, the police added.