Five Bangladeshi nationals, who entered Assam via Tripura, arrested from Maharashtra

Guwahati, January 20: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested five Bangladeshi nationals from Nalasopara, Maharashtra who were illegally living in India from the last two years.

The Bangladeshis had entered into Assam illegally through Tripura two years ago and they were detained for violation of the Passport Act. They were living in the Nalasopara area of Maharashtra’s Palghar. Based on a tip off, they were arrested by the Maharashtra ATS.

Those arrested have been identified as Shamasur Mansur Shaikh (70), Moyaia Soyad Mulla (65), Mohammed Kotila Khalifa (64), Mohammad Jahangir Alam (45) and a teenager Mofhis Buhan Sheikh (19).

On Saturday, 21 Bangladeshi nationals, including two women, were deported to their country from Assam’s Sutarkandi-Karimganj Immigration Check Post (ICP) on the India-Bangladesh International Border. They were lodged at the detention centre in Cachar Central Jail in Silchar and were taken in a special bus to the border point to be handed over to the Bangladeshi authorities.