3 Bangladeshi human traffickers and 1 local have been arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS). The accused specialized in bringing Rohingyan Muslims from Myanmar and Bangladesh and integrated them into our society using false Hindu identities.
All 4 accused were traveling from Delhi to Sealdah in West Bengal by the Rajadhani express and had reserved seats. Based on intelligence inputs, they were arrested from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Railway Station in Varanasi, taken to Lucknow, interrogated and then arrested.
Prashant Kumar, Law and Order additional DGP, said that there is an international racket working to settle down Rohingyas in Bharat using forged documents. He added that a combined campaign has been undertaken by the UP government and police against Rohingyas and Bangladeshis entering Bharat illegally.
Fake Bharatiya documents were used to bring in these anti-nationals. Their modus operandi was to bring in these Muslims, hide their real citizenship and create fake Hindu identities.
Three of the four accused are themselves from Bangladesh. Md. Shaon Ahmed, Momin-ur Islam and Mehndi Hasan adopted forged identities under the names of Pintu Das, Romi Pal, Bapi Roy. A local named Mithun Mandal who runs a ‘travel agency’ in Burdwan of West Bengal was also arrested for his role in this treason.
3 Bharatiya passports, 4 Aadhaar cards, 3 voter ID cards, 12 bank accounts with huge balances, mobile phones, a PAN card and a Delhi Metro card acquired using fake IDs were recovered.
Lucknow ATS police station filed an FIR and charged the accused with cheating, forgery of documents and violation of the Foreigners Act and the Passport Act. The traffickers used Hindu names and Bharatiya passports and sent many Rohingyas to foreign countries. The identities of those illegals who still exist in Bharat with help from these traffickers remain unknown and police confirmed that they will seek custody and investigate.