LUCKNOW, 3 January 2021, (TON): Indian Intelligence agencies have started probe into those Pakistanis who visited India to meet their relatives but did not return. In one of the cases, Pakistani woman, Bano Begum from Karachi was became member of Guadau Gram panchayat and running the affairs of a village as its interim head in Etah district. Investigations are in progress to find out how she got the Aadhaar, voter ID and other documents while staying on a long-term visa.
An FIR has also been lodged against her, which reveals that Bano Begum, a resident of Karachi, Pakistan came to India 35 years ago and got married to an Indian national, Akhtar Ali, resident of Etah. Bano Begum has resigned from the post and her case is pending before Etah District Magistrate Sukhlal Bharti.
The initial investigation revealed that Bano Begum applied for Indian citizenship on several occasions but was not successful in getting approval. Recommendation to appoint Bano as head of the village committee as interim Pradhan was made by village Secretary Dhyanpal Singh, who has been removed from the post and is being investigated for Pakistani links and Khalistan movement.