A district court in Tamil Nadu has ordered 3 Bangladeshis illegally residing in the state to be deported. They were caught during a patrol by the state police last year.
As per a Dinamalar report, Mohammed Kabir Hussain(34), Mohammed Azad Mia(28) and Mohammed Rishad Mullah(29) were arrested by Tamil Nadu police during a regular patrol in the Tiruppur district. They were residing in Kuppaiyankadu near Anupparpalayam and were working in the neighbourhood. They were caught because they didn’t have any documents to justify their presence.
Police booked them under the Foreigners Act and lodged in Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai. The case was heard by the Tiruppur district court which has ordered authorities to deport the 3 Bangladeshis. The Hindu had reported their arrest last year. The report says, “The three men on the street started running after seeing the police. When they were caught and inquired, they confessed to the police that they were immigrants from Bangladesh and working in a garment company in Tiruppur without proper documents such as passport and visa”.
Tiruppur being a textile district, has become a safe haven for illegal immigrants as it attracts people from all parts of the country in search of employment. Bangladeshis who enter Bharat illegally, obtain government-issued identity documents with the help of agents who arrange for their passage and gobble up resources meant for Bharatiyas. They easily pass themselves off as residents of West Bengal and indulge in crimes. In February, TN police issued a security alert after Bangladeshis who illegally entered Bharat holding legit passports and other documents obtained through illegal means.
The security alert was issued after a majority of them were caught indulging in criminal activities. A police officer in the know of the things informed The Hindu that “A majority of the illegal immigrants are in the 20-35 age group and vulnerable to brainwashing by extremist elements. It is possible that they could be recruited by terrorist organisations to execute their evil designs”.
In January, a Bangladeshi national trying to pass off as a Bharatiya was caught by immigration officials at Coimbatore airport. He had a valid passport and Aadhar card but officials became suspicious as the address mentioned in both documents was in Kolkata. He gave contradictory answers during the investigation and was caught when the officials asked him to sing the national anthem. He illegally entered Bharat through West Bengal and worked in TN as a tailor till 2020. Later he went to UAE and returned to Coimbatore with the hopes of settling down in the state.