Three Rohingya Muslims have been arrested by Uttar Pradesh ATS who were living in India on forged documents. They were arrested from Unnao, Aligarh and Noida on the basis of input from the Lucknow-based Military Intelligence (MI) unit. These three men were facilitating others from Bangladesh and Myanmar to acquire similar documents and settle down in India.
The MI unit had received information in 2019 about a group of Rohingya Muslims, who had settled down in various parts of the country after illegally acquiring Indian identification documents.
Those arrested have been identified as Mohammad Farooque alias Hasan Mohammad, Mohammad Subair and Shahid alias Sahil Mohammad, said Additional Director General, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar. The police have recovered their passport, Aadhar card, pan card – which were prepared with fake documents – and also cash Rs 5 lakh from their possession.
Officials revealed that members of this group were actively involved in bringing other Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladesh to India. They were also helping these people secure low-waged jobs in slaughterhouses and beef units.
Upon investigation, the Lucknow-based Military Intelligence landed on the trail of a suspect identified as Mohd Faruq. Myanmarese documents later revealed later that Faruq’s real name was Hasan Ahmed (44) and he had fled Myanmar.