Noida police on Sunday arrested four Bangladeshi nationals from Sector 20 area, who had allegedly entered the country illegally.
The accused, identified as Tipu, Ijajul Hasan, Farid and Ranjit Chandrapuri, were spotted by the locals in the area who later informed the police.
“The accused were brought to the police station for questioning where they revealed that they had crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border in West Bengal about a week ago. From Howrah junction, they boarded a Delhi-bound train and reached the Capital on Friday. They then reached Noida in a bus,” said Vijay Dhull, assistant superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar.
The police said the local intelligence unit (LIU) was informed about the incident and they questioned the suspects separately to know the purpose of their visit.
“So far, nothing suspicious has been found. They did not have any valid passport or other identity proofs. The central intelligence agencies were also informed about the incident. Prima facie, it seems like the suspects had crossed the border in search of a job and reached Noida,” said Dhull.
The police said they have sent the suspects to the foreign regional registration office from where they will be deported back to their country.
“All accused are residents of Noakhati area of Bangladesh and they are known to each other. During questioning it was revealed that the four planned to work as daily wage labourers or as rickshaw pullers with the help of locals,” Dhull said.
“Also, we are investigating whether any locals were involved in helping them get jobs here. The intelligence officials are also active in the area. If anyone is found with links to the accused persons, strict action will be taken against him,” said Dhull.