Il­le­gal B’deshi im­mi­grant ar­rested with wife, son

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - - Nation - HT Cor­re­spon­dent lko­ere­porters­desk@hin­dus­tan­ ▪

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.

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