A 19-year-old Pakistani woman entered India illegally to marry a man named Mulayam Singh Yadav whom she met online on a ludo gaming app. She subsequently resided in Bengaluru using a false identity and has now been arrested by the police.
The state intelligence bureau sprang into action after receiving a tip-off that a Pakistani national had entered India without proper documentation and was residing in Bengaluru.
The arrested woman has been identified as Iqra Jeewani, a native of Hyderabad in Pakistan’s Sindh province. The man, who was also arrested for giving Jeewani a place to live, was at first ignorant that the woman he had fallen in love with was a native of Pakistan according to The Indian Express.
Yadav works as a security guard and has been living in Bengaluru for almost seven years. According to reports, the man is an avid ludo player and the duo met while playing online ludo.
Deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Whitefield, S Girish, said, “The man used to work as a security guard at a private firm and used to play Ludo online. Last year, he came in contact with a minor girl. Recently, he asked his Pakistani girlfriend to come to Bengaluru, so they could get married. They made a plan to bring her over to India through Nepal in September 2022.”
“She has been handed over to the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) and a case is filed against the man. He has been arrested,” the DCP added.
According to the authorities, Yadav had requested Jeewani to travel to Kathmandu in Nepal so that they may get married according to Hindu customs. The two travelled to Bihar after the wedding and arrived back in Bengaluru on September 28 of last year. Yadav obtained an Aadhaar card for Jeewani after changing her name to Rava Yadav.
Yadav and Jeewani, according to a police source, resided in Sarjapur Road in Bengaluru, where a man named Govinda Reddy had rented them a house.
The police has filed a case on Mulayam Singh Yadav under Sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) 495 (concealing marriage) and 471 (forging documents) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Govinda Reddy have also been charged under Section 7 of the Foreigners Act, 1946 for not gathering required details.