Thirty-two suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were arrested from Nalasopara town in neighbouring Thane district during a special drive launched by Thane rural police on Tuesday night, police said.
With intelligence reports pointing out that a large number of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have settled down in the Vasai-Virar belt of Thane district, police launched a combing operation in which nearly 80 people were rounded up on suspicion.
Thirty-two of them proved to be suspected Bangladeshi nationals, police said today.
Additional SP (Vasai), S Pokale told the agency that these suspects will be produced in court today and a direction will be sought to deport them in due course of time.
"These suspected immigrants will also be questioned to find out if any one of them was involved in July 11 serial train blasts," the official said.