Bangalore crime branch officers have arrested three Pakistani nationals for failing to produce visas for their stay in India. Photo: iStock

Bangalore crime branch officers have arrested three Pakistani nationals for allegedly failing to produce valid documents for their stay in India. An Indian man was also detained.

Bangalore police raided their apartment after receiving a tip-off that some Pakistani nationals were illegally staying in Kumaraswamy Layout’s Yarab Nagara area.

“Central agencies and the Pakistan Embassy have been informed of their arrests. We are verifying the information that the accused have given us. They allegedly flew to Nepal from where they reached Patna by road, and then reached [Bangalore],” Commissioner Praveen Sood was quoted as saying.

The team also detained an Indian named Mohammed, a native of Kerala. News 18 reported that they had been staying in the area for the last nine months. According to media reports, the trio entered India from Nepal 18 months ago and had obtained Aadhaar and voter ID cards using fake identities.

All four have been charged under sections of the Foreigner’s Act, Passport Act with conspiracy, forging documents and misrepresentation.