The police at Keezhuparamba village of Malappuram caught a Bangladeshi national who crossed the border illegally. Rony Ahmed Babu (30), a resident of Kushtia district in Bangladesh, was arrested by the Areekode Station House Officer (SHO) Inspector Of Police Abbasali. Kizhuparamba is situated at the border of Malappuram and Kozhikode districts.
Last day, the Areekode police searched guest workers’ living quarters in Keezhuparamba panchayat. Meanwhile, Ahmed, who was living without documents, came to the attention of the police. During interrogation, it became clear that he was a Bangladesh native.
Ahmed told the police that in 2012 he entered Bharat by crossing the river through Muzaffirbad. The illegal immigrant Worked at Edavannapara and Vazhakad. All these places where he lived are situated along the banks of the Chaliyar River.
Meanwhile, Ahmed even crossed the river via Muzaffirbad and returned home once. He reentered Bharat stealthily and has been working at Keezhuparamba ever since. He worked as a construction worker. Manjeri court remanded the undocumented foreigner.
The SHO said Ahmed will be returned to Bangladesh after the court verdict. He added that inspection will be intensified to determine if other illegal immigrants are in the Areekode station area.
Kerala has become a hub for Islamist foreigners. It is feared that many are Rohingyan infiltrators from Bangladesh. Some have even attacked local police. They also indulge in violent crimes, especially against the old and the most vulnerable.
Who employed Ahmed in Malappuram, and did his employees verify his residency status in Bharat? Who helped him stay comfortably hidden in Kerala? Will such random checks help weed out all such illegals from Kerala?