A Pakistani national Khatija Mehrin has been arrested for living in Karnataka since 2015 illegally.
According to reports, she entered the country with the help of some agents and has been living here with her husband and three children.
Who is Khatija Mehrin?
- Khatija Mehrin, a 33-year-old woman originally from Pakistan, married an Indian man Mohiddin Rukkuddin from Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district. The couple tied the knot in 2014 in Dubai.
- She also has identity proofs like a birth certificate, Aadhar card, ration card registered in Bhatkal, according to police.
- After police got a tipoff, she was arrested and presented in front of a local court where she was given judicial custody till June 23, according to a police statement.
- Khatija Mehrin has been held for violating the provisions of The Foreigners Act, 1946.
- Shivaprakash Devaraju, Superintendent of Police, Uttara Kannada said that the woman has been arrested and added, “She entered India illegally and stayed with her husband at Nawayath Colony in Bhatkal. After her marriage to Mohiddin Rukkuddin in Dubai, Khadija entered India illegally in 2015.”
- He further said, “She had travelled on a tourist visa to India for three months in 2015 and stayed back illegally. During her stay here, she gave birth to three children.
Karnataka | A Pakistani citizen Khatija Mehrin arrested (9th June) by police. She was living illegally from 2015 in Navayata colony with Bhatkal origin husband and 3 children. She also has birth certificate, Aadhar card, ration card registered in Bhatkal: Bhatkal Police
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2021
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