The arrest comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rameswaram on July 27 to inaugaurate Kalam memorial.
Ramanathapuram/ Chennai: A 60-year-old Pakistani national, who was staying in a lodge in the coastal district of Ramanathapuram without a passport and other travel documents, was arrested on Saturday. He had at least four fake Aadhaar card copies with him.
The arrest comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Rameswaram to inaugurate a memorial for the former president, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on July 27.
The person was identified as Mohammed Yunus, from Karachi. He was arrested from a lodge in Ervadi, police said. He was carrying Rs 2,500 in Pakistani currency and Rs 3,000 in Indian currency. He is a narcotics dealer, who posed as a businessman dealing in nuts, police disclosed.
During interrogation, it came to light that he had come to Tamil Nadu illegally by a boat from Sri Lanka in the month of May and visited Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Ajmer. After travelling to several places in trying to procure narcotics he had reached Ervadi, from where the police picked him up on Saturday. Two others from Ervadi, identified as Syed Abu Thahir and Abdul Aziz, who had allegedly promised to help him in procuring narcotics, were also arrested by police.
The Pakistani national was produced before a magistrate at his residence.