Foreign nationals booked for illegally obtaining Indian documents in Doda and Poonch
Foreign nationals, their facilitators booked in Doda for illegally procuring Indian identity documents

JAMMU — A significant crackdown unfolded as law enforcement agencies in Doda and Poonch districts took action against individuals involved in illegally procuring Indian identity documents. In separate incidents, a total of 14 individuals, including Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals, were apprehended for obtaining forged documents and violating visa norms.

Doda district witnessed a stern response from authorities as 10 Myanmar and Bangladeshi nationals, along with their facilitators, were booked for unlawfully acquiring Indian identity documents. Doda Police, in a proactive move, registered three FIRs against these foreign nationals and their accomplices for obtaining documents like Domicile Certificates, Aadhaar Cards, Ration Cards, Voter ID Cards, and PAN Cards, allowing them to illegally stay within the district.

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Detailed investigations led to the filing of cases against individuals involved in these activities. Notable among those booked were Raheela Begum, Shakeela Begum, Jahan Ara, Meem Bano, Muskan Banoo, Zavaira Begum, Shabnam Begum, Noor Bhat, Zeenat Begum, and Nusrat Jahan, who managed to procure Indian identity documents misrepresenting themselves as permanent residents of District Doda.

Simultaneously, in Poonch district’s Dharglon area, law enforcement officials arrested four individuals, including a Rohingya national named Mohd Numaan, for their involvement in a conspiracy related to forged identity documents. Mohd Numaan, who had been residing in Dharglon since 2013 and had even married a local resident, was among those arrested for his role in forging Aadhaar and Ration cards.

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The arrestees in Poonch, identified as Mohd Numaan, Muhib Ullah, Nazir Ahmed, Waseem Akram, and Mohd Sayaf, were involved in preparing fraudulent documents, triggering the registration of a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.

While Mohd Numaan remains in judicial custody, authorities continue their investigations into both cases. The police have stressed the need to identify facilitators and any government employees involved in providing support to these foreign nationals in obtaining Indian documents, underlining the gravity of the situation.

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