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Wife squeals on Afghan holding illegal passport


MUMBAI: It was once the spouse of Majid Khan Shah alias Miraj Tahir Khan, the Afghanistan nationwide arrested by means of the Central Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai crime department final week, who tipped off the police about his illegal procurement of an Indian passport, assets said. Khan’s spouse Shabnam, whom he married in 2017, squealed on him after he began hitting and torturing her, assets said.

Acting at the tip-off, the police arrested the Afghan nationwide from his Prabhat Colony place of dwelling in Santacruz final Thursday. Police said he had come to India in 2017. He tore his Afghanistan passport after his visa expired. He to start with stayed in Vasai and later moved to Prabhat Colony, where he met and married Shabnam. He later bought an Indian passport.



On Monday, the CIU arrested two individuals, Shyam Kasale and Pradeep Singh, who allegedly helped Khan get the passport. All three had been despatched to police custody till April 21.


Investigators have additionally claimed that the Afghan nationwide was once in contact with some Pakistani nationals over WhatsApp. While looking for police custody, the cops said they want to learn about Tahir Khan’s chats with some suspected foreign nationals.


Advocate Sunil Pandey, who gave the impression for Khan as well as Kasale, said no position has been attributed to them and there is not any concrete proof of forgery. “There is no WhatsApp chat which might be towards the country. The prosecution is unnecessarily hyping things up by means of making allegations about nationwide problems,” Pandey said.


Police said Kasale and Singh additionally helped Khan to make an Aadhar card and PAN card. “We are interrogating the 2 to know how they made these paperwork required for making a passport. We imagine they are going to have greased arms of government officials who grew to become a blind eye to illegality,” an officer said.


For a foreigner to obtain an Indian passport legally, he has to acquire citizenship. That will also be got by means of going through a verification procedure involving immigration authorities, the house ministry and the external affairs ministry.


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