Woman held for travel to Pak on fake visa seeks bail

Claims she was cheated by man she met at a Mumbai church; says she is a teacher in the city

Written by Sukanya Shetty | Published: September 18, 2012 12:38 am

Claims she was cheated by man she met at a Mumbai church; says she is a teacher in the city

A 21-year-old woman arrested and deported to India for travelling to Pakistan on a fake visa,allegedly to propagate Christianity,moved the sessions court on Monday for bail. Her application will come up for hearing later this week.

Mazgaon resident Dansiella Rasano was arrested on August 31 after immigration authorities in Karachi found that her documents were forged.

Sahar Police said she travelled to Pakistan on a visa issued in Nairobi. However,enquiries with Pakistan and Nairobi high commissions revealed the document was forged,said an Intelligence Bureau officer whose statement is a part of the FIR registered against Rasano.

Mandatory ultraviolet rays scan at Karachi airport confirmed the visa was forged.After Rosano failed to explain,she was deported and arrested on arrival at Mumbai airport. She was remanded in custody till September 3 and later in judicial custody.

In her bail application moved through lawyer P S Dubey,Rosano claims she is a tutor in Mumbai and a pious Christian. At the church,she claims to have met one Thomas,who proposed the Pakistan visit.

“Many western countries have been funding churches in Pakistan. Thomas said I would be required to preach religion there,so I went.”

Educated till Class X and having done odd jobs since her teens,Rasano was working as a salesgirl in a jewellery showroom before she left for Pakistan. She claims she has been cheated and that she was not aware the visa was forged.

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