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5 Bangladeshis charge-sheeted by India’s NIA over ‘aiding terrorists’

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Update: 2018-09-09 9:43:06 AM
5 Bangladeshis charge-sheeted by India’s NIA over ‘aiding terrorists’
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NEW DELHI: India’s National Investigation Agency filed a charge sheet in a Mumbai special court against five Bangladeshi nationals who were arrested from Pune on accusation of “aiding and harbouring” members of Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).

The detainees are-- Mohammed Habibur Rahman Habib, Ripen Hossain, Hannan Anwar Khan, Mohd. Hassanali Mohd. Amirali and Azarali Subhanalla Islam.

The charge sheet was filed in special NIA court, under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and the Foreigners Act, 1946.

The Pune Police had arrested the five Bangladeshi nationals from the city in March. The probe into the case was later transferred to the NIA.

The NIA probe revealed that they were staying in India without valid documents and were working at various construction sites in Pune.

They had fraudulently obtained Indian Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards, Aadhaar identity cards, voter IDs and ration cards in “fictitious names by providing fake/forged documents”, the NIA said in a statement.

“The five used Aadhaar and PAN for procuring Indian SIM cards for opening bank accounts and for seeking employment in India,” it added.

The investigation also revealed that in 2017, they had provided shelter and money to one Tushar Bishwas, a member of the ABT, against whom a charge sheet had been filed earlier under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

Inputs from NDTV

BDST: 0942 HRS, SEPT 9, 2018

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