Bangalore, Mar 22: The city police today arrested 16 Bangladeshi citizens, including four woman, staying in the city illegally and induluging in circulation of fake notes and flesh trade. Police Commissioner N Achyuta Rao told newspersons that working on an information the officers of anti-terrorists squad raided a house in Kadugodi area in the city this morning and arrested a 18-year-old Sabu Sheik, who had entered the country illegally from Bangladesh and came to the city. He was posessing 12 fake notes of Rs 1000 denomination and Rs 15,000 of genuine money which he had got after circulating fake notes.
Following questioning he said he had crossed the border with a group of people during night after paying some agents and they had come to the city and stayed with another Bangladeshi Mohammad Nazir who had sneaked into India, earlier. He had brought 50 fake notes of Rs 1000 denomination from Bangladesh, Sabu revealed to the police, the CP said. On his information they arrested 13 more Bangladeshis, including four women, from different locations in the city. The woman were allegedly involved in flesh trade. None of the arrested had any documents like passport or visa, Mr Rao said. Fourteen of the arrested were belonging to Nodial district of Bangladesh while the others belonged to Joshar and Khullan districts. The other arrested were identified as Mosta Ruban Begum, Noor Mohammad Fakir, Babu Sheik, Rizaul Sheik, Ranjan Sheik, Harshad Sheik, Fatima, Himarul Sheik, Salma, Mohammad Piplu Mulla, Fatima Khatum, Shujan and Bukar Fazi. The arrested were produced before a court today.