Two Rohingya Muslims arrested for illegally procuring Indian passport, Aadhaar card  

The duo made false representations that they were Indian nationals, police said.

Published: 09th July 2018 05:47 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th July 2018 07:19 PM   |  A+A-

Thousands of people have fled their homes following two days of crisis in the state of Rakhine in Myanmar. Members of the Muslim Rohingya minority escaped to the border with Bangladesh, but Bangladeshi border guards are turning them back.The impoverished

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HYDERABAD: Two Rohingya Muslims were arrested from Balapur area here today for allegedly illegally procuring an Indian passport and Aadhaar card by falsely representing they are Indian nationals and submitting fabricated documents.

Police said Abdul Khair (34) and Mohammad Ayub (32) illegally entered India via Bangladesh from Myanmar in 2013.

They then moved to Hyderabad, enrolled with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and started eking out a living as labourers.

The duo made false representations that they were Indian nationals, police said.

Abdul obtained a passport in November 2017, while Ayub got an Aadhaar card recently, they said.

Hyderabad is home to an estimated 3,500-4,000 Rohingyas, who stay in camps in different parts of the city.

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