Kolkata, April 6: Investigations into the nun rape and Burdwan case has once again shown the vulnerability of the Indian border with Bangladesh.
One of the accused in the nun rape case has told the West Bengal CID that he had entered into India by paying a Border Security Force jawan a sum of Rs 2,000.
The investigation of Mohammad Habibul one of the accused in the nun rape case reveals that he had entered into India through the Benapole-Haridaspur area by paying off a BSF jawan a sum of Rs 2,000.
It was also revealed that they had entered into India to commit robbery and rape was never on their mind.
An international robbery gang
Investigations into the nun rape case with each passing day increasingly points towards the involvement of an international gang which specializes in robbery.
It is a gang which comprises both Indians and Bangladeshis and they get together and target places in a bid to commit robbery.
Habibul reveals to the investigators the details of the gang and how their masters in Bangladesh draw up a sketch to rob a particular place and send them down.
They are also given money before being sent in and he has revealed that he had to bribe a jawan on the border Rs 2,000 to enter into India.
Burdwan blast too saw similar modus operandi
The investigations into the Burdwan blasts also witnessed a similar modus operandi. Several of the accused had bribed jawans along the border and entered into India.
This is a practice that has been on since several years now says an intelligence bureau official.
The charges vary in case of various persons. Illegal immigrants often cough up anything between Rs 1,000 and Rs 2,000 to enter into India.
In the case of criminals they cough up the money to first enter into India.
After they commit the crime, they hide in slums in various parts of the country and when the heat is down they slip into Bangladesh once again by bribing the jawans on both sides of the border.
Rape was never the motive
The accused persons have once again told the police that raping the nun was never part of their agenda. They say that they were part of a gang which only carries out robbery.
We had hatched a plan to rob the convent in Kolkata. However the nun spotted us and tried to stop us. This led to an assault, the accused persons have also told the investigators.
Meanwhile a team of the West Bengal CID is bringing down the seven persons arrested in Ludhiana last week in connection with the case.
The investigations by the Ludhiana police has revealed that these persons were known to the accused in the nun rape case and were part of the same international gang which carries out robberies in India.