7 Bangladeshis held for illegal stay in India
Seven Bangladeshis were arrested in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh for not having any valid document for staying in India, a senior police official said yesterday.
Jhansi Senior Superintendent of Police D Pradeep said, “The seven Bangladeshis were arrested during routine checking near the bus stop in Babina on Friday.”
Those arrested were staying in a hotel near the bus stop and did not have valid documents for staying in India, the SSP said, adding the seven hail from Dhaka.
“For some time, they were in the business of selling fish oil. No criminal cases have been filed against them but they have been booked under the Foreigners Act for illegally staying in India,” Pradeep added.
The arrested were identified as Mamoon Sheikh, Milan Sheikh, Aslam Sheikh, Falan Sheikh, Sijer Sheikh, Mukul Sheikh and Monu Vaid, police said.
In the last few years, several Bangladeshis have been held in Uttar Pradesh for staying without valid travel documents.
In May last year, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) arrested six Bangladeshis from Agra for allegedly preparing fake passports.