Illegal B’deshi immigrant arrested with wife, son
AGRA: A Bangladeshi immigrant who had illegally crossed the border 15 years ago and was living in Runakata locality here, was arrested on Saturday with his wife and son.
The immigrant Saidul Ghazi admitted that he had come to Kolkata 15 years ago but could not earn his livelihood and so he shifted to Mathura.
At present, he was dealing in scrap and had even purchased a plot here.
The matter came to light when 16 Rohingyas were traced at Agra Fort station about a week ago.
They had valid refugee cards but said they were heading to Runakata.
This alarmed the police which allowed them to go but began keeping a vigil on those in Runakata basti.
“We got a tip-off that some Bangladeshis were living in ‘nat basti’ of Runukata and were involved in rag picking. There we came across a man who said his name was Saidul Ghazi. On interrogation it was found that he was from Khudia village in Khunna district of Bangladesh,” informed police sources at Sikandra police station .
Ghazi, 42, lived here with his four children and wife Ratna, 40.
He began as a rag picker but slowly his scrap business grew and he purchased a plot in Kolkata and rented it.
He bought another plot at Runkata and shifted here. He had an Aadhar card, a PAN card and a voter card, all obtained fraudulently and also bought two vehicles through finance this year.
“These Bangladeshis were living here in an unauthorised manner without any valid visa and were booked under Foreign Act 1946 and Sections 420, 467, 468, 471 of the IPC,” said Sikandra police.
It was found that Ghazi had been providing employment on low payment so the refugees, including the Rohingyas, were coming to him for work.