3 Bangladeshi nationals nabbed in Pune for terror links

Mubarak Ansari
Saturday, 17 March 2018

Pune: Sleuths from the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have nabbed three Bangladeshi nationals, who are suspected to have links with terrorist organisation, from different areas of Pune on Friday. 

ATS suspects that they have links with Ansarul Bangla Team (ABT), a terror outfit of Bangladesh and front organisation of Al Qaida.

Pune: Sleuths from the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) have nabbed three Bangladeshi nationals, who are suspected to have links with terrorist organisation, from different areas of Pune on Friday. 

ATS suspects that they have links with Ansarul Bangla Team (ABT), a terror outfit of Bangladesh and front organisation of Al Qaida.

Acting on specific input about illegal Bangladeshi migrants staying in Wanowrie and Akurdi area, and ABT members, an ATS team initially apprehended one person and after sustained enquiry with him apprehended two others from Akurdi. 

“On primary enquiry it is found that they are Bangladeshi nationals and they are staying illegally without any valid travel documents. Also it is found that they are in possession of forged documents like Pan card and Aadhar card. It is also primarily revealed that they provided shelter and other help to few ABT members during their stay in Pune. An FIR has been registered against them with ATS police station for offences under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and sections 465, 467, 468, 471 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and sec 3,6 Passport (entry Into India) Rules 1955 and Foreigners Order 1948 read with section 14 of Foreigners Act 1946.”, a senior ATS officer said.

Two of the suspects are aged 25 years and one of them is 31 year old. Two of them are natives of Satani Pushkali in Khulna district of Bangladesh and and one of the suspect hails from Birajikundi in Shariyatpur district of Bangladesh. 

A special court on Saturday has remanded them to police custody till March 29.

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