The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a Bangladeshi national living illegally in Nagpur for more than 10 years. He was also providing Indian passports to other Bangladeshi nationals.
Police said the accused entered India in the guise of a Buddhist monk and later became a gym trainer in Nagpur. The accused has been identified as Palash Bipan Baruva (40). He was living illegally in Teka area of North Nagpur.
The official said Baruva’s illegal activities came to light when two Bangladeshi nationals, Maitri Baruva and Ankon Baruva, were caught at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport while trying to board a flight abroad using Indian passports. Further investigation revealed that these passports were fraudulently obtained through fake identity proofs provided by Baruva. While still based in Nagpur, he maintained active relations with his colleagues in Bangladesh.
Over the past decade, many Bangladeshis have entered India and also come to Nagpur illegally by obtaining Indian residence documents and passports through Barua’s network.
A case was registered against Baruva under IPC sections 420 (cheating), 463 (forgery), 467 (forgery of valuable security), and 468 (forgery for the purpose of cheating) at the Kapil Nagar police station late on Friday night.