Gang Of Bangladeshis In India Using Fake Identity Cards With Hindu Names Busted in Kanpur, Says Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Unit

by Swarajya Staff - Dec 15, 2021 05:35 PM +05:30 IST
Gang Of Bangladeshis In India Using Fake Identity Cards With Hindu Names Busted in Kanpur, Says Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism UnitPictures of the arrested men as released by UP ATS
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  • The Uttar Pradesh ATS busted a trafficking racket involved in bringing Bangladeshis to India and giving them fake Indian identity cards bearing Hindu names.

    The nine men were arrested from Kanpur railway station when they were on their way to New Delhi from West Bengal.

On Monday, the Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorism squad (ATS) said it had busted a trafficking racket involved in bringing Bangladeshis to India and giving them fake Indian identity cards bearing Hindu names.

The ATS arrested nine people and released their photographs and identities to the media.

While the gang leader was identified as Mahfuzur Rehman, his clients were identified as Asidul Islam, Hussain Mohammad, Alamein Ahmed, Jaibul Islam, Jameel Ahmed, Rajeev Hussain, Shekhawat Khan and Aladdin Tariq - all Bangladeshi nationals.

ATS officials said in their statement that the men were detained in Kanpur on Sunday (12 December) afternoon and arrested on Monday (13 December) after questioning. The men had boarded a train from West Bengal to Delhi.

The Indian Express quoted a “police officer “ as saying, “The arrested persons called their families in Bangladesh. The families sent their original identity cards that established their nationality.”

They were stopped at Kanpur station based on an intel input. They told the officials that they had been promised to be sent abroad from India eventually, ATS statement said.

Officials said the accused first stayed in an abandoned madrassa in West Bengal, where they learnt how to speak and sign in Hindi. They were then given fake Indian identity cards bearing Hindu names. The eight accused revealed that they had each paid Rs 1 lakh to Rahman.

They have been booked under various offences including fraud and Section 14 of the Foreigners’ Act.

They were given names such as Golak Mandal, Manik, Palash Biswas and Vijay Ram.

The said madrassa is located in 24 Pargana. Rehman is also a Bangladeshi national.

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