The arrest of Pakistani national Mohammad Ashraf alias Ali. He was nabbed from Laxmi Nagar in New Delhi by the Delhi Police. He has again turned the spotlight on Bihar. After it was found that he managed to get an Indian identity through a village in the state’s eastern region.
Ali managed to learn to make his Indian identity proof through a sarpanch (village arbitrator) from a district in Bihar. He showed it as his permanent address on his passport.
“He established his Indian identity from a village in Bihar after his marriage. Later, he made ID cards on other addresses and on the basis of those documents. He made his passport in 2014. He has a permanent address of Bihar and has different addresses on other IDs,” said another officer of Delhi Police.
Sources in the Bihar government said he managed to get a residential certificate with the help of sarpanch but refused to divulge the name of the district.
Additional director general of Bihar Police (headquarters), Jitendra Singh Gangwar, said the state’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) was in touch with its Delhi counterparts. “If the Delhi Police team comes to Bihar, we will extend all cooperation. No official contact in this regard,” he also said.
In the past, they picked up several terror suspects from Madhubani, Darbhanga, Samastipur and Purnea districts. Also, Intelligence agencies had claimed to have stumbled upon incriminating evidence in Darbhanga in the aftermath of blasts at the 2014 rally of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Patna.
In 2014, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) nabbed Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah from the Indo-Nepal border. Bhatkal used to work in Bihar in the guise of an Ayurvedic physician, identifying himself as “Dr Imran”
Bihar’s revenue and land reforms minister, Ram Surat Kumar, is from BJP. Also, he had earlier alleged that infiltration in Seemanchal districts has been happening with cooperation from the locals, who help them buy land, build houses and start their businesses on the basis of fake documents.
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