Hyderabad: 5 Bangladeshis held with Aadhaar, voter ID cards

Three more persons involved in the case have absconded, and police teams are on the hunt to nab them.

Hyderabad: Five Bangladesh nationals working at a meat exporting company in Patancheru, Sangareddy district have been arrested by the police for entering India illegally.

The police found that the foreign nationals had managed to acquire Indian identification cards and were aspiring to settle in the country.

Three more persons involved in the case have absconded, and police teams are on the hunt to nab them.

Acting on a tip, a team of police from Patancheru apprehended the five men, who had been working as labourers at Al-Kabeer Exports Pvt Ltd and residing in the quarters provided to them by the company.

The accused have been identified as Mohammed Babu, 22, of Sathkira district, Bangladesh, and Mohammed Repon Hussain, 25, Mohammed Gulam Hussain, 40, Mohammed Saiful Alam, 24 and Mohammed Saidul Qureshi, 29, of Jessore district, Bangladesh.

Police said that the accused were found in possession of Aadhaar cards and voter identification cards which they had acquired in connivance of local authorities using their local residential address.

Sources said that the Patancheru police booked a case against the five men under the relevant sections of the IPC and the Foreigners Act and remanded them to the judicial custody.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused arrived in Telangana around two years ago. They entered the country illegally with help from some agents and stayed in Kolkata for some time before arriving in the city (outskirts) to settle down.

It was also found that the accused Babu had married an Assamese widow, a mother of two. Repon Hussain was also found to have married an Assamese woman while Saidul Qureshi was found to have married a woman from Sholapur.

“The apprehended Bangladesh nationals are not in any Indian agencies’ wanted lists. Their sole intention was to settle down in the country and for that, they entered the country from West Bengal. Three of the five men married Indian women to secure permanent citizenships. Additionally, they had all procured Indian identification cards,” Patancheru inspector P. Naresh told this newspaper.

The inspector further said that the Embassy of Bangladesh High Commission had been informed about the arrest of the five persons, while police teams are on the job to nab the absconding violators.

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