Polish woman confined in police station as her vis
Mumbai: For a 35-year-old Polish national and her two-year-old daughter, a police station in suburban Juhu has become a home since over two weeks as they have been confined there for deportation to her country.
The reason, police said, is that the woman Joanna Kucharska`s six-months` visa got expired way back in 2008.
"However, Joanna is not ready to return to her country now. We cannot let her roam freely in the city without a valid visa," a police officer at Juhu police station said.
Making the case more complicated for the police, Joanna claimed that her daughter was born in India, so the baby is an Indian national and cannot be deported to Poland.
The police, who are now in consultation with Poland consulate to find out the appropriate solution.
According to police, Joanna had arrived in the country in 2008 on a six-month visa, but did not return after the visa expired.
Joanna informed the police that she had arrived in New Delhi first and then reached an ashram in Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh in September 2008 in search of "spiritual peace". She then married a Polish man in India and gave birth to a girl in 2011, police said.
Quoting Joanna, police said she neither has anybody in Poland, nor has she been in touch with her husband. Finally she arrived in Mumbai a few months back and started staying at ISKCON temple in Juhu.
About two weeks ago, the temple authorities learnt that she was staying without a visa and notified the police.
The woman and her daughter have been since confined in Juhu police station and the two women constables have been deployed to guard her round the clock.
Additional Police Commissioner Vishwas Nangre Patil said, "We are in touch with Poland consulate and are hoping for a positive response."
Police are also trying to ascertain if Joanna is the biological mother of the girl.
Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exiled Kashmiri Pandits share their heart wrenching stories
- Basic ideals of Constitution are in danger: Sonia Gandhi
- PM Modi greets nation on occasion of first Constitution Day
- Manjula Vaghela's journey: From rag picker to head of a firm with Rs 1 cr turnover!
- Indian Army faces shortage of field firing ranges in J&K
- Woman commits suicide after heated discussion with husband over Aamir Khan's intolerance remark
- Eat smart to slow down ageing and increase longevity!
- Intolerance issue: Those attacking me are only proving my point, says Aamir Khan – Read full statement
- Setback to Kejriwal-led AAP as MLA Akhilesh Tripathi arrested in riot case
- 10 interesting facts about Constitution which every Indian must know