A Chinese national who checked into a hotel in Jalpaiguri in north Bengal by allegedly showing an Aadhaar card, a Nepali citizen who also allegedly possessed fake ID cards and a local businessman were arrested by the police on Sunday night.
All three have been charged with cheating and forgery.
A local court on Monday remanded them to police custody for seven days.
“Ye Wang, a Chinese national, Ganesh Bhattarai of Nepal and Bipul Agarwal, a local businessman, have been booked under Foreigners Act, forgery and cheating,” Sunil Kumar Chowdhary, Siliguri police commissioner, said.
On Monday, Bhattarai and Agarwal were produced before the chief judicial magistrate’s court. Wang could not be taken to court as he fell ill, said Chowdary.
Senior police officers, who did not want to be named, said Wang, despite having a valid Chinese passport, produced an Aadhaar card as proof of identity at the hotel.
The arrested men were also allegedly carrying some other fake documents as well.
Asked about the background of the arrested foreign nationals and the reason behind their arrival in Jalpaiguri, Chowdhary said, “The matter is being investigated.”