Rohingya man held for posing as Indian

South India

A 29-year-old Rohingya refugee from Myanmar was arrested in Hyderabad for impersonating as Indian national by securing various documents of identity proof including Indian Voter ID and Aadhaar. 


He  was apprehended by sleuths of Commissioner's Task Force, South Zone Team, Hyderabad and Moghalpura Police, in Hyderabad.

According to the police report, the accused, Mohammed Farooq, had allegedly secured Indian voter card, Aadhar Card, by suppressing his personal details and nationality, and was claiming benefits under various government welfare schemes.

As per the report, the accused had migrated to India in 2009. He stayed in Jammu and Kashmir for about three years and later migrated to Hyderabad in the year 2011. He was staying at Jalpally locality, informed a press release by the police.

Since then he has been living in Jalpally locality and possesses a refugee card issued by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

According to the police, he first obtained an electoral photo ID by submitting an electricity bill, and with the voter ID card, he applied for Aadhaar, PAN, and other ID proofs. He had approached a mee seva operator Syed Quadeeruddin in 2011 and obtained the fake Indian ID proofs in return for a fee.

"In 2011, Farooq had approached Syed Quadeeruddin Mee Seva owner for obtaining Indian ID proofs. The said Syed Quadeeruddin illegally arranged ID proofs by collecting extra fees duly suppressing his personal details and original nationality," read the release.

Both the accused have been apprehended and the seized materials have been handed over to Moghalpura Police Station for necessary action

With inputs from Agency

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