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.