Bengaluru: Three Pakistani nationals have been detained by the City Crime Branch of the Bengaluru police on Wednesday in a raid following a tipoff.
According to an official of the Kumaraswamy Layout police station, the raid was conducted on Wednesday evening, with a case registered at 5.40pm. He also said that the arrested persons had fake or invalid Aadhaar cards in their possession.
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.
Pakistani nationals Sameera, Kashif Shamshudin and Kiran Gulam Ali met Mohd Shihaba, a native of Kerala, in Qatar and entered India via Nepal and Patna before coming to Bengaluru.
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.