Pakistan family held in Kollam for travelling without permission
TNN Aug 10, 2013, 10.59PM IST
KOLLAM: A five-member Pakistani family was taken into custody on Saturday by the Karunagappally police here after they were spotted travelling by train without valid travelling documents and permission.
The family hailing from Balluchistan was on a visit to Amritanandamayi Math at Amritapuri here.
The arrested has been identified as Kishore Kumar (46), Sangeetha Kishore Kumar (Varsha) (40), and their three children Nikhil (19), Simran (16) and Keerthi (13).
According to the police, the family did not possess any necessary documents and they did not seek the mandatory permission from the authorities as per the Registration of Foreigners Act.
The citizens, who had permission only to travel till Thane in Maharashtra, violated the norms and travelled all the way to Kollam to visit Amritanandamayi Math at Amritapuri.
The family got permission from the embassy to visit Sangeetha’s brother Sumit Thaourosh, a resident of Ullas Nagar, Thane, from where the family along with Sumit travelled to Kollam without carrying proper documents.
They had reached the city a day before and contacted the Math authorities for accommodation. On failing to produce documents, the authorities of the Math informed the police.
“There are no allegations against them. They were booked for visa violation. They will be produced before court next morning,” said Debesh Kumar Behra, city police commissioner.
Kishore Kumar, who is an ardent devotee of Amritanandamayi, has been attending her programmes abroad.
The family with Indian origin had migrated to Pakistan several years ago.