Nabbed Illegal Bangladeshi Owns Aadhaar, PAN; Says Paid 4,000 Takas Bribe To Border Guards Bangladesh To Enter India

Swarajya StaffFriday, June 28, 2019 5:04 am IST
The India Bangladesh land border crossing. (Representative Image) (Shazia Rahman/GettyImages)
The India Bangladesh land border crossing. (Representative Image) (Shazia Rahman/GettyImages)

The Assam police on Wednesday (26 June) arrested Aynul Haque, a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, from state’s Dhubri district for illegally entering and residing in India from the neighbouring country, reports Hindustan Times.

Haque was arrested by the police after local residents at Chagolia area of Dhubri found him moving around in a suspicious manner.

According to the report, the police said that Haque belongs to Sundariya village under pirganj police station of Thakurgaon district in Bangladesh. His father’s name is Mohammed Sarifuddin Sheikh, Assam police inspector Bidhan Basumatary said.

While speaking to the local journalists, Haque said that he along with 10-11 others had entered India in March 2013 through a border point at Malda district in West Bengal after paying 4,200 Takas (around Rs 3,270) to Border Guards Bangladesh personnel.

After entering India, Haque managed to get an Aadhaar card showing an address in Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal with the help of a person called Azad Ali, who posed as his father in his identity document.

“From West Bengal, I went to Delhi, Haryana and Rajasthan where I worked as a labourer. I got in touch with a girl from Assam’s Bongaigaon district over the phone and married her. We have a child,” Haque said after his arrest.

The Bangladeshi national had also procured a Permanent Account Number (PAN) and married a girl called Shafia Begum from Assam’s Bongaigaon, the police said.

Haque was produced in court on Wednesday (26 June) and was sent to judicial remand.

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