Russian national woman, Merkulova Kristina used her martial art skills with policewomen in an attempt to resist arrest in Islamabad, reports Samaa. However, the Russian woman was detained later by the Islamabad police for overstaying in Pakistan.

The Islamabad police raided a hotel in Sitara Market on a tip-off on Monday evening from where she was taken to the Islamabad police station for interrogation. The report revealed that her visa was found expired during an examination of her documents. According to details, Merkulova Kristina entered Pakistan on December 30 last year, and later she extended her visa till March 25, 2022.

According to First Information Report (FIR), the police shifted the Russian tourist to the women’s police station for further interrogation. Later, they decided to detain her under the Foreigners Act after her visa was found expired. She, however, used her martial art skills to resist arrest and also assaulted Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Parveen and her subordinates.


The FIR stated, “In the resistance, the Russian woman who knows Martial Arts ripped off the uniform of the lady officer.” The Russian woman was responsible for damaging property in the lock-up as per CCTV recording.

She is now booked under additional charges of Sections 186 (obstructing public servant), 353 (assault to deter public servant), 427 (mischief causing damage), and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.