Illegal Immigration: Mumbai advocate under scanner

Mumbai, Oct 26: A lawyer from Mumbai has come under scanner for helping Bangladeshis create fake passports and identification documents.

The matter came to light after two Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from Pusad in Maharashtra after they had illegally entered the country.

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Although it is still unclear why the two men Habil Shaikh and Majeed Ghazi had entered India, the police said that they are in the process of busting a major racket involving creation of fake documents which facilitates the entry of illegal immigrants.

Advocate under scanner:

The police have learnt that the two Bangladeshi nationals had sought the help of an advocate in Mumbai to get the travel documents and nationality papers done.

Upon verification, the police had found that the documents possessed by the two illegal immigrants was fake.

On questioning they revealed the names of several persons including the advocate who helped them prepare the fake documents.

Ironically, these persons managed to enter India through the Bangladesh border and travelled to Pusad by road using the same documents.

It was only once they landed in Pusad that they were caught after their documents were verified.

The police found that apart from a passport, these two persons had a ration card, domicile certificate and also a voter identification card with them.

It was was found that these persons had used the documents which were prepared to obtain a passport.

The police said that the reason for their entry into Pusad is still unclear. There is nothing as of now to suggest that they had entered this place to carry out any subversive activity.

However, the police in Pusad are on high alert following the stabbing of a constable by a youth named Majeed who claimed that he had acted to protest the beef ban.

The police are currently on the look out for the advocate and have even informed the Bar Council to elicit more information about him.

The police said that nabbing the advocate would lead to more details on this syndicate which is actively involved in the creation of fake documents for Bangladeshi nationals who want to illegally enter India.

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