Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested three Rohingya men who were living in India on forged documents. Arrested from Unnao, Aligarh and Noida on the basis of input from the Lucknow-based Military Intelligent (MI) unit, the three men were facilitating others from Bangladesh and Myanmar to acquire similar documents and settle down in India.

Officials also had reason to believe that members of this group were actively involved in bringing other Rohingyas from Myanmar and Bangladesh to India. They were also helping these people secure low-waged jobs in slaughterhouses and beef units.

Upon investigation it was found that a suspect identified as Mohd Faruq had got Myanmarese documents. Later it revealed that his real name was Hasan Ahmed (44) and he had fled Myanmar.

After working at a slaughterhouse in Aligarh, Hasan Ahmad moved to Unnao, then to Rajasthan and finally settled down in Haryana’s Nuh. He lived with his younger brother Mohd Shahid in Unnao, officials revealed adding that Hasan Ahmed was aided by his son-in-law Mohd Zubair (30), a resident of Aligarh. Mobile phones along with Rs 5 lakh in cash, eight passports and forged Indian identity documents were recovered from them.

In the recent Budget session of Parliament, the MHA said that the Centre has been vested with powers under sections 3(2)(e) and 3(2)(c) of the Foreigners Act, 1946 to detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally in the country.

The Government of India plans to deport about 40,000 Rohingya immigrants from Myanmar, even as the country witnessing a military coup.

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