Thane. Eleven Bangladeshi nationals, including four women, have been arrested for illegal stay in Thane and Raigad districts of Maharashtra. A police official said on Thursday that these arrests were made on Wednesday evening and early Thursday.
A Thane police spokesperson told PTI that the Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from Kamothe near Panvel in Raigad district and Narpoli in Bhiwandi taluka of Thane district. Acting on a tip-off, they were arrested from Navi Mumbai. The Anti Human Trafficking Cell (AHTC) raided some residential complexes behind MGM Hospital in Kamothe and arrested eight Bangladeshi nationals, including four women.
The spokesman said that they had been living there for the last three months doing odd jobs and did not have any valid documents to enter the country. He said that similarly the local police had raided an area in Mankoli area of Bhiwandi. Raided and caught three persons from Bangladesh who were working in different factories for about a year. The police said that they too did not have valid documents and were also arrested.
A case under the Foreigners Act, Passport Act and Passport (Entry into India) Rules has been registered against them at Kamothe and Narpoli police stations and the matter is being investigated, the spokesman said.
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