Darjeeling: A Pakistani woman was arrested along with her minor son during an attempt to illegally enter India at the Indo-Nepal international border at Panitanki crossing in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district on Wednesday night.
They were identified as Sayesta Hanif and son Ariyan Mohammad Hanif. Personnel of the 41st battalion of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) foiled their illegal entry attempt to India.
They were entering India without valid visas and related documents through the Panitanki border by bus from the Jhapa district of Nepal.
As per their Pakistani passports, the mother-son duo was from Karachi. They had valid tourist visas to visit Nepal. , said a local police official.
Two mobile phones, two sim cards, Nepalese rupees worth 10,000, Rs 16,500 in Indian rupees, six euros and 166 rials were seized from the arrested Pakistani woman.
The woman claimed that she was on her way to meet her sister who lives in North 24 Parganas of West Bengal.