Five Bangladeshis held on theft charges

Six illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were arrested yesterday bythe Yerawada police for robbing a businessman’s bag containing Rs 2 lakh cash and fleeing. After the arrest, it came to light that they were residing illegally in the city for the past two months, following which they were also booked under violations of the Indian Passport Act.

The accused have been identified as Reshma Asadul Shaikh (25), Mintu Sattar Havaldar (30), Mohammad Yusuf MohammadSaleban Nakti (30), Mohammad Bilayat Hamejuddin Havaldar (26) and Mushraf Lashkar Shaikh (42), all originally from Bangladesh and presently residing near Dandekar Bridge and Parvatiareas.

On October 5, a local businessman Baban Maruti Chavan (39),a resident of Tushar Park, Kolhewadi in Khadakwasla, had lodged a theft complaint at Yerawada police. According to police, Chavan has a fabrication business in Warje, and has a project underway in Shirur taluka. He wanted to employ a painter for this project and hence visited the labour camp situated in Warje, along with his friends Amjad Baig and Abhijit Malwadkar.

At the labour camp, Chavan saw Reshma, whom he knew. Reshma told him that her brother was a painter and was currently working in Gadital area of Yerawada. Accordingly, Chavan and his friends, along with Reshma, proceeded to Yerawada. While Chavan was busy talking on his phone, and his friends had stepped out of the car, Reshma and her accomplices stole the bag from the car, which contained Rs 2 lakh, said the police. Police managed to track the accused down after tracing the location of their mobile phones. They were produced in the court yesterday, after which they were remanded in police custody till October 17. 

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