Bangalore: Karnataka Police have arrested a woman from Bangladesh who had been living in India with a Hindu identity for 15 years. The 27-year-old woman has been arrested from the outskirts of Bengaluru based on inputs from the Foreigners Regional Registration of India (FRRO). According to police, he is a resident of Narel district of Bangladesh. He was nabbed from his rented house in Bengaluru on January 25. Police said he was arrested after a three-month search operation.
The arrested Bangladeshi woman has been identified as Ronnie Begum. In India, she had changed her name to Payal Ghosh and got married to Nitin Kumar, a delivery executive from Mangaluru. Since the arrest of the woman, her husband is said to be absconding. The police are now looking for Nitin. Ronnie Begum came to India at the age of 12. He worked at a dance bar in Mumbai. During this time, she changed her name to Payal Ghosh and claimed that she is a Bengali. In the meantime, she fell in love with Nitin and then the two got married.
After the marriage, they started living in a rented room in Anjannagar area of Bengaluru in 2019. Ronnie began the work of tailor. He made a PAN card while living in Mumbai. Later, Nitin also made an Aadhaar card with the help of his friend in Bengaluru. Ronnie came to the notice of the police when she was about to leave for Bangladesh to attend her father's funeral. She reached Kolkata and from there she planned to go to Dhaka.
In the meantime, the migration authorities got suspicious of his passport and seized it. He was told not to leave the country. His statement was recorded during the investigation of the incident in 2020. But he wasn't arrested. Later, during the course of investigation, it was revealed that he was an illegal Bangladeshi immigrant. The FRRO then informed the Bengaluru Police Commissioner about the same. A case has been registered by The Byadarhalli police in this regard. DCP West Sanjeev Patil said that investigations are on to trace the people who helped in getting fake PAN card, Aadhaar card and voter ID.