An investigation has been launched to ascertain facts about the drainage pipes along the international border as claimed by arrested immigrants. Chances of gaining entry into India through some underground passes are also being explored. Eight Bangladeshi Immigrants Crossed Indo-Bangla Border Through Drainage Pipes
Eight Bangladeshi Immigrants Crossed Indo-Bangla Border Through Drainage Pipes!
The news is that as many as eight illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were nabbed by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the police at Rajamahendravaram and Vijaywada railway stations in Andhra Pradesh on Friday. As per The Hindu, the eight who were travelling in batches of four had entered the country through drainage pipes on the Indo-Bangladesh border, revealed the investigation officer.
Sub-Inspector L Viswanath of RPF arrested another batch of four people
The accused Mohammad Haasan (33), his brother Ali Khan (37), Imdadil Khan (21) and another relative Syudullah Sheikh (25) were arrested while travelling in Howrah-Goa Vasco da Gama express without passports. They confessed to having sneaked into the country illegally, informed a senior police official. While the other batch of four people arrested by Sub-Inspector L Viswanath of RPF were heading to Chennai for work.
Movements traced through intelligence
The police had received information from the intelligence officials that some Bangladeshi nationals had gained illegal entry into India and were travelling in the Howrah-Chennai Mail and Vasco da Gama express. After gaining entry into the country, they reportedly settled in different parts of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other states, and have been working as daily wagers at construction sites.
Also, the mobile phones used by them were not Android devices. The seized mobile phones have been sent to forensic science laboratories to trace the contacts of the illegal immigrants. The Embassies of both the countries have been apprised of the arrests. Arrangements are being made to file petitions in the courts, seeking police custody of these illegal immigrants.
The illegal Bangladeshis have fake identity cards
In almost all the arrests made, the police said that while the illegal immigrants do not have passports, they do have fake identity cards such as Aadhar cards, PAN cards and Voter IDs with fake addresses. Similar cases from Uttar Pradesh were reported where a crackdown led to the arrest of Rohingyas running a nexus in the country.
In June, the Uttar Pradesh police arrested four Rohingya illegal immigrants – Hafiz Shamiullah, Azizul Rahman, Mohammad Ismail and Mufizur Rahman for running a sophisticated international human trafficking syndicate from inside the country. The police had said that the accused helped Rohingya people to settle in Bangladesh to cross over to India with the help of forged documents such as Voter IDs, Aadhar card, Passports etc.