2 suspected Rohingya persons arrested in UP’s Ballia
Ballia (UP), Mar 15 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested two suspected Rohingya refugees in Ballia for allegedly staying in the country illegally, an official said on Wednesday.
The Varanasi unit of the ATS and the Ballia district police both arrested two men, identified as Arman alias Abu Talha and Abdul Amin, based on a tip-off.
After his arrest, Arman told the police that he was a Rohingya refugee and had come to India in 2008.
He said that he used to work in the shop of Sakhir Ahmed, a resident of Ballia in Moreh, Manipur. Later he moved to Ballia and started living in a rented house in Omarganj area.
Before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the former village chief’s brother gave him a voter card, based on which he got a PAN, Aadhaar card and passport.
Ballia City Police Station Officer-in-Charge Rajeev Singh said Arman had been living in Ballia for 15 years and Abdul Amin had arrived here on Tuesday.
An FIR has been registered and further investigation is underway.