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Maharashtra: Eight Bangladeshi nationals arrested for illegal stay in Navi Mumbai

Updated on: 18 August,2023 05:44 PM IST  |  Navi Mumbai
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The eight accused, including three women, had been living in the locality in Maharashtra since the last 8 months and did not possess any valid documents, an official said

Maharashtra: Eight Bangladeshi nationals arrested for illegal stay in Navi Mumbai

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The Navi Mumbai police in Maharashtra have arrested eight Bangladeshi nationals, three of them women, for allegedly staying in the country illegally without valid documents, an official said on Friday, reported the PTI.


Based on a tip-off, officials of the police's anti-human trafficking cell (AHTC) raided a residential locality in Ulve on Thursday afternoon and nabbed the Bangladeshi nationals, the official told the PTI.


The eight accused, including three women, had been living in the locality since the last eight months and did not possess any valid documents, he said.


An offence under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, Passport (Entry into India) Rules 1950 and The Foreigners Act of 1946 has been registered against them, the official from Navi Mumbai police said.

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the police arrested two Bangladeshi nationals in Thane for staying in India without valid documents.

According to the police, the arrest was made at Bhiwandi.

"While one of the accused worked as a plumber, the other one was a labourer," the police official from Bhiwandi said.

"Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted a raid in Vitthal Nagar locality and caught the two Bangladeshi nationals, and a probe revealed that they have been residing there since 2018 without valid documents," the police official said.

As per the police, an offence under various Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections, the Passport (Entry into India) Rules and the Foreigners Act was registered against the duo.

Earlier, on August 3, Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had said that they had arrested nine Bangladeshi nationals who were staying illegally in the country in separate operations across Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, an official told news agency PTI.

Among them, two Bangladeshi nationals were wanted in connection with a rape case registered at Navi Mumbai's Nerul police station in 2022, he said.

The operations at multiple locations and spread over a week were part of a drive against Bangladeshi nationals staying in the country without valid documents, the official told PTI.

On July 26, a raid was conducted at Nerul village in Navi Mumbai where ATS officials nabbed a Bangladeshi woman. She was wanted in a case registered by the Mumbai Crime Branch in 2009, he said.

Besides her, two men, wanted in the rape case, were also apprehended from the satellite city, the official told PTI.

The next day, ATS sleuths conducted a raid at Byculla in the metropolis and arrested four Bangladeshi nationals wanted in a case registered under the Passport Act, he said.

In another raid, two citizens of the neighbouring country were apprehended from central Mumbai, the official told PTI.

(with PTI inputs)

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