Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A Palestine national has been arrested on charges of illegally staying in the country and obtaining a voter identity card.

Acting on information by the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Office that a Palestine citizen named Baseel Y. S. Nasrallah had obtained an Indian voter identity card, the South Delhi police mounted a raid at his rented accommodation in Kishangarh village in South Delhi.

He allegedly claimed that he and his wife were Indian citizens. According to the police, he produced a voter identity card issued in the name of Y. S. Baradeiya. During interrogation, he allegedly broke down and disclosed that he was a Palestine citizen. He came to India in 1996 on a student visa using a passport issued from Jordan. He got enrolled in Deshbandhu College and studied till 1999.

He was deported to his country but he returned after a month by getting a fresh visa from Palestine and started living with his brother in Vasant Kunj. He was again deported by the FRRO after about eight months.

This time, he went to Jordan and obtained a visa for Nepal from where he entered India.