Bengaluru: City police arrested a 50-year-old Pakistani woman on June 24 for overstaying her visa. The woman, who had been residing in Siddapura, has been identified as Shabana Nasira.

Shabana, who was an Indian citizen, married a Pakistani national, Noor Mohammed, in 1987 and migrated to the neighbouring country. She subsequently became a Pakistani citizen, reports said.

After she parted from her husband in 2010, the woman returned to India on a tourist visa. She applied for an extension of her visa and an Indian citizenship. But it has not been approved yet. 

Shabana continued her stay in India without obtaining an extension. She managed to obtain an Aadhaar card, PAN card, voter ID, ration card, secured a gas connection, and even obtained a pension certificate for the elderly in her name during her stay in the country.

However, the  Bengaluru Police registered a complaint upon receiving information that the Pakistani woman had been staying in India without renewing her visa and had secured documents, which is issued to Indian citizens.

Inspector Krishnamurthy of the Siddapura Police took up the case based on a complaint and booked Shabana under sections of Foreigners Act and began an enquiry. Further details are awaited.

Earlier in May, a Pakistani couple living in Bengaluru with fake Aadhaar cards and forged documents was convicted. According to reports, they had been handed over to Pakistani authorities at Wagah-Attari border on May 11.

With them, another woman named Sameera Abdul Rahman, who was married to a man from Kerala, was also arrested. She is serving jail term in Bengaluru.