Mumbai: The cops arrested a Pakistani couple as they had been living illegally in the city for the past two decades. The accused were identified as 55-year-old Ahmed Daudani who used to sell sells helmets outside Andheri railway station, and his wife, 53-year-old Ashraf, who is a homemaker.
They are residents of Green Park Society in Andheri (west) but have Pakistani citizenship. The couple was held on the basis of a tip-off received by inspector Prafull Wagh. Prior, Ahmed was an Indian National who had left India in 1986. He lost his Indian citizenship and in 1999, he returned back to India with his wife and two daughters.
According to the report, during interrogation, the family confessed that have stayed in Mumbai and Thane since returning from Pakistan. Prior they used to live at Mira Road before shifting to Andheri in 2008. The couple even revealed that they have obtained their passport using fake documents.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Paramjit Singh Dahiya told The Times of India that after Ahmed lost his Indian citizenship, he married in Pakistan and became a citizen there. He even claimed that he was fed up in Pakistan and so he returned to India with his family in 1999. The couple traveled across the border by train.
He further added that Ahmed got his Indian passport and other identity documents by submitting fake documents. The couple also told police that during his stay in Mira Road, he contacted an agent who had helped him to get Indian passports for the family. Also, the agent had helped them to get Aadhaar and PAN cards. The elder daughter of the Daudanis is married and settled in the US while the other is a student.