17 Bangladeshis held in India for ‘illegal entry’
Seventeen Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested from an Indian village in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district for entering and staying in India without valid documents, a senior police official said today.
The arrestees were held from Akbarpur village on Saturday during an ongoing drive against illegal immigrants and anti-social elements by Indian police, our New Delhi correspondent report quoting Mathura's Deputy Superintendent of Police Jagdish Kaliraman.
Among the arrestees, five are men, four women and eight children, said the DySP, adding that they were held after they failed to produce any identification document or travel paper authorising entry into India.
They were produced before a local court which remanded them in judicial custody, he said.