24 Bangladeshis liv­ing in Bhi­wandi de­ported

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com

THANE: Twenty-four Bangladeshi na­tion­als re­sid­ing in Bhi­wandi were de­ported to Bangladesh on Mon­day.

The Bhi wan di Ju­di­cial Mag­is­trate First Class court di­rected the anti- hu­man traf­fick­ing cell to de­port the 24 peo­ple, com­pris­ing 18 men and six women, as they were re­sid­ing il­le­gally in Bhi­wandi, said of­fi­cials.

Of­fi­cials of the anti- hu­man traf­fick­ing cell boarded the Howrah Ex­press along with the 24 peo­ple, who were then taken to the Kalyani bor­der and Amodiya bor­der, near Kolkata, to be ex­tra­dited to Bangladesh.

“The Bangladeshi na­tion­als were stay­ing il­le­gally in huts they built at Bhi­wandi for the past six months and were work­ing at a loom fac­tory in Bhi­wandi,” said sub-in­spec­tor Pan­durang Ghadge of the an­ti­hu­man traf­fick­ing cell.

“The 24 were ar­rested a few months ago for stay­ing il­le­gally in the country. They were pro­duced in court, which awarded them four months in jail and a fine of Rs1,000 each,” he added.

The po­lice have warned fac­to­ries against hir­ing such peo­ple, who come to the city look­ing for jobs.

“Th­ese work­ers were em­ployed by the fac­to­ries with­out the own­ers ver­i­fy­ing their de­tails. We have alerted many loom fac­tory own­ers to take pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures or else le­gal ac­tion will be taken against them too,” added Ghadge.

Se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor Shakil Shaikh of the anti-hu­man traf­fick­ing cell said, “Job op­por­tu­ni­ties and the quest for a bet­ter life have forced sev­eral Bangladeshis to cross the bor­der and en­ter into In­dia.

Sev­eral are also il­le­gally traf­ficked into the country. Some of them, like the 24 who were de­ported, are well versed with Hindi, which makes it dif­fi­cult to iden­tify them.”

The 24 were ar­rested a few months ago for stay­ing il­le­gally in the country. They were pro­duced in court, which awarded them four months in jail and a fine of Rs1,000 each. PAN­DURANG GHADGE, po­lice sub-in­spec­tor

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