Two Bangladeshi nationals arrested for living illegally in Bengaluru

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

An Alert immigration officials of Maldives caught a 34-year-old woman Bangla National when she landed from Mumbai on tourist visa on Friday.

The accused Rima Firoz Mulla was deported to Bengaluru airport and handed over to the airport immigration officials after they found that she had obtained the passport from the city using fake domicile documents .

Inquiries revealed that Rima was living with her daughter and parents in Kattigenahalli while her husband Feroz Mulla,runs a mobile spares parts shop in city market.

Rima found to have stayed in West Bengal, Mumbai and other parts of the country for many years before she settled in Bengaluru since last two and half years .

She used her rental agreement to get the Aadhar and other IDs using which she had obtained passport .

The officials enquired with Feroz Mulla and found that he had a copy of the Bangladesh ID card. Rima also had many IDs and operated many social media account.

Officials who questioned Rima suspect that she is part of the human trafficking racket and handed her over to the police for a detailed investigations.

Based on the complaint filed by P Srikanth, immigration officer, the Airport police registered a case charging the accused under Passport and Foreigners Act and also forgery against her .

Meanwhile the Byadarahalli police on Thursday arrested a 27-year-old Bangla woman who had landed in the city illegally married to a mumbai based man after converting to Hindu religion .

The accused Roni Begum alias Payal Ghosh was caught based on a complaint filed by FRRO officials two years ago after she using Valid Indian passport tried to fly to Dhaka from Kolkata to meet her family.

The immigration officials on suspicion enquired and seized the passport and let her off,before alerting the FRRO Bengaluru counterparts.

Based on the report from FRRO,the Byadarahalli police formed special teams and track down Roni Begum in Bengaluru where she was working in a garment factory .

Senior officer said the accused had come to india in 2007 and settled in Bengaluru in 2015. She changed her identity and married a food delivery executive working in city while she worked as tailor at various garment factories across the city.

Soon after she was caught the accused changed her locations to Mumbai, Mangaluru,Mysore and Bagalakopte before returning to city.

The police who are tracking her down caught her and taken into custody. Investigations revealed that Roni begum had obtained the IDs using which she had got the passport got issued from Bengaluru.

The police are now investigating about the people who helped her to get the IDs,Sanjeev Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police, said to media persons.

Reacting to the incident,Home minister Araga Jnanendra expressing concern on this issue , said that the state government is planning to crack down on Bangladeshi immigrants who work in the State,with Home Minister Araga Jnanendra flagging concerns that they pose a danger to the country’s internal security.

The Minister said a survey is underway by police to track down such illegal immigrants. police have information about their presence in parts of the State, especially in coffee plantations in Kodagu and Chikkamagaluru districts working as labourers.

They obtained ration card,Aadhar cards,voters ID and even valid indian passports and pose threat to the security of the country he added.