Lucknow: 3 Bangladeshis arrested for illegal stay and firearms trafficking

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The three Bangladeshi nationals illegally crossed the India-Bangladesh border and had been staying in India for a few years, an STF official said.

Lucknow With the arrest of three Bangladeshi nationals, the UP Police Special Task Force (STF) claimed on Saturday to have dismantled a criminal gang involved in robbery and looting as well as the smuggling of firearms illegal, STF officials said.

In a press note, STF officials said the three Bangladeshi nationals illegally crossed the Indo-Bangladesh border and had been staying in India for a few years. The three men were staying in Jhansi district, on the border of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, under false identities.

Officials said the three people arrested were identified as Alameen alias Mintu, Suleman, Zakir Khand alias Aslam. All were arrested on the road from Gwalior to Jhansi below the Sipri Bazar police station boundary on Saturday morning. Two illegal firearms, an Aadhaar card and a driving license obtained under false identities were recovered from them, STF officials said.

Officials said the trio committed several robberies and looting in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, and also smuggled firearms under the guise of running escarpment business in Jhansi. “Mintu is the leader of the gang, who has lived in India for 15 years. His parents also stayed in India earlier but moved back to their home town of Bagerhat Khulna, Bangladesh about 5-6 years ago,” the officials added.

They said three separate cases of fraud under passport law and illegal possession of firearms had been registered against them at Sipri Bazar police station as efforts were underway to gather more details. about their criminal history with the Madhya Pradesh and Maharshtra police.

According to the STF, the trio would also be taken into custody and questioned about their involvement in crimes reported in different states of the country.

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