Illegal Bangaladeshi migrants arrested

Updated on May 15, 2007 07:22 PM IST
The Jawahar police has arrested a Bangladeshi couple who had been illegally staying in the town for the last eight months.
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Hindustan Times | By, Aurangabad

The Jawahar police in Aurangabad has arrested a Bangladeshi couple along with their four-year-old daughter, who had been illegally staying in the town for the last eight months.

While the man, Nazmal Ilal Pokir, 28, worked as a small time painter his wife, Jaheda Nazmal Pokir, 23, worked as a bar girl at Hotel redfort of jalna road, police said. The couple hails from a village, Mosidiya, in Kulana district of Bangladesh.

Initially the couple tried to evade straight questions on their nationality, saying they belonged to Kolkata, but eventually they did confess to having illegally crossed the border, police inspector Bhaurao Telang said..

When the couple, who had put up at a shanty in Budhanagar, met reporters, Jaheda, readily admitted to the fact that she was an illegal Bangladeshi migrant, but did not disclose why she chose Aurangabad to settle down.

"Crossing the border was simple. Like thousands of other Bangladeshi's we paid up the border security force personnel and were soon taken in," Jaheda says but prefers to skip the rest of the story on how she reached Kolkata.

From Kolkata, Jaheda boarded the Howrah express and got down at Nagpur. A 12 hour bus journey brought them to Aurangabad.

When asked did she not feel scared that she had been now arrested, Jaheda was quick to reply, Getting arrested cannot be worse than having to lead a life without food.

As the police put in the paper work in place, Jaheda described to reporters how her native town could provide her with no employment or food for her child. It was difficult crossing the border, but I must say I took the easiest way out of the dreadful life I was leading she says.

The couple, to be produced in the court by evening on Tuesday have been booked under sections of the Passport (entry into India Act) 1920/Rules 1950, rule 3 (A) and 6(A), the foreigners act 1946 and the foreigners act 1948, A B Thorat, constable at the jawaharnagar police station said.

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