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7 Bangladeshis held, ATM cards recovered from them

 MPost |  2016-11-23 23:30:52.0  |  Kolkata

Seven Bangladeshi nationals along with one Indian were arrested on the charge of smuggling from Murshidabad’s Bhagobangola. The police team arrested the gang and recovered several ATM cards of Indian banks from them. The arrested persons were produced before the local court.

Police said, local resident, Shekh Latif had given shelter to seven Bangladeshi nationals – Khabir Hossein, Helal Uddin, Yakub Shekh, Momin Islam, Md Shamim, Md Abbas and Md Riaz. “All these Bangladeshi nationals were resident of Rajshahi district. They resided in Chortekpara under the jurisdiction of Godagori police station. They were arrested on the charge of smuggling and other suspicious activities,” a police said. 

Police also arrested Semil Raja, who is the son of Latif Shekh on the charge of involvement. Raja is a second year student of Kolkata’s Bangabasi College. His father, Latif was also been grilled. “We have recovered ATM cards from those Bangladeshi persons,” a police officer said.

It will be recalled that three persons were caught on the charge of smuggling in India Bangladesh border by the BSF. However, the police found that the smugglers are now in trouble for the last few days as the old notes were invalid now. Normally, cattle are smuggled to Bangladesh and fake currency comes in from across the border.

“We have grilled those Bangladeshis and the Indian students. We came to know some interesting facts as well. But we cannot share it as the investigation is going on,” said the officer.

Recently, The Border Security Force (BSF) seized 595.45 grams of gold that was being smuggled into India from across the border fence. An Indian villager from Tehatta in Nadia, who was carrying the gold, was apprehended. Information was received regarding smuggling of gold in the general area of Border Outpost Bistoganj under Sector Headquarters Berhampore. 

On receiving information, a special operation was planned and launched by troops of the 15Bn BSF in the Old Bistoganj village that is located beyond the Indo-Bangladesh Border Fence (IBBF).

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