7 Bangladeshis Held in Uttar Pradesh

Desk Report

Published: 09 Feb 2020, 06:15 pm

Indian police arrested seven Bangladeshis from a hotel in Jhansi, a historic city in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday. Seven of them, aged between 24 and 40 years, were arrested after someone had told the police of their presence

They were staying in a hotel near the bus stand and didn't have any papers to live in India, the police said.

Police officials said the seven men arrested have been named as Mamoon Sheikh, Milan Sheikh, Mukul Sheikh, Monu Ved, Sijer Sheikh, Aslam Sheikh and Pallav Sheikh, all from Dhaka.

Police also recovered fish oil from the hotel room as they claimed they were selling it for business.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) squad raced to interrogate as Babina, a town in the Jhansi region, is a sensitive area due to military involvement.

Later, a case was lodged against the seven under Section 14 of Foreigner’s Act and they were sent to jail.

“The preliminary investigations reveal that they had come illegally to trade fish oil and were living here for past 7-8 days. We interrogated them on suspicion of any spying but nothing has been revealed so far,” said Ishwar Singh, a police officer in Babina.

Source: Times of India.

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