16 Bangladeshis arrested in Bangalore

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Bangalore, Mar 22 (UNI) The city police today arrested 16 Bangladeshi citizens, including four women, staying in the city illegally and indulging in circulation of fake notes and flesh trade.

City Police Commissioner N Achyuta Rao told newspersons here that on an information, Anti-Terrorists Force raided a house at Kadugodi in the city this morning and arrested 18-year-old Sabu Sheik, who had sneaked into the country illegally from Bangladesh.

He was possessing 12 counterfeit notes of Rs 1,000 denomination and Rs 15,000 of genuine money which he had got by circulating fake notes. During interrogation, he said he had crossed the border with a group of people at night after paying to some agents and they had come to the city and stayed with another Bangladeshi Mohammad Nazir, who had sneaked into India earlier. Nazir was also arrested.

He had brought 50 fake notes of Rs 1,000 denomination from Bangladesh, he said.

On his information, Anti-Terrorists Force arrested 14 more Bangladeshis, including four women, from different locations in the city. The women were allegedly involved in flesh trade. None of the arrested had any documents like passport or visa, Mr Rao said.

While 14 of the arrested belonged to Nodial district of Bangladesh, the others hailed from Joshar and Khullan districts.

The other arrested were identified as Mosta Ruban Begum, Mohammad Nazir alias Binbacker Talukdar, Noor Mohammad Fakir, Babu Sheik, Rizaul Sheik, Ranjan Sheik, Harshad Sheik, Fatima, Himarul Sheik, Salma, Mohammad Piplu Mulla, Fatima Khatum, Shujan and Bukar Fazi.

All the arrested were produced before a court.

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