Arrested Bangladeshi criminal remanded to police custody

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Kolkata, Oct 14 (UNI) A city court today remanded Subrata Bayen, the most wanted Bangladeshi criminal, to 14-day police custody, a day after he was arrested from south Kolkata.

Bayen, 39, was arrested by the Special Task Force of Kolkata police with a 9-mm pistol from his house at Palm Avenue, not far from Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's residence.

Bayen, alias Abdul Ali, was among the Interpol's 'Most Wanted' list with charges of extortion, murder and gun-running.

He was also in the Bangladesh Government's list of 23 criminals, who had taken shelter in India.

''After getting bail in 1991 from Bangladesh, he came to India through Nadia border. He has been in Kolkata for the past few years and running an extortion racket in Bangladesh from here. We have recovered a 9-mm pistol from him,'' Deputy Commissioner of Police (DD) Jawed Shamim said.

He said Bayen had been produced in the court under the Foreigners' Act and the Arms Act.

He is likely to be handed over to the Bangladesh Government at the end of the local proceedings.

Police said Bayen had invested in real estate in the city and at Karimpur town in Nadia district.

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