'They were staying at a hotel near a bus stand and were not possessing any documents to stay in India'
Indian police arrested seven Bangladeshis from a hotel in Jhansi, a historic city in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Saturday. The seven, aged between 24-40 years, were caught after someone tipped police about their presence, reports Times of India.
They were staying at a hotel near a bus stand and were not possessing any documents to stay in India, police said.
Police officials said that the seven arrested men have been identified as Mamoon Sheikh, Milan Sheikh, Mukul Sheikh, Monu Ved, Sijer Sheikh, Aslam Sheikh and Pallav Sheikh, all hailing from Dhaka.
Police also recovered fish oil from the hotel room as they claimed they were selling it for business.
An Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team rushed for interrogation as Babina, a cantonment town in Jhansi district, is a sensitive area due to military presence.
Later, a case was lodged against the seven under Section 14 of Foreigner’s Act and they were sent to jail.
“The preliminary investigations reveal that they had come illegally to trade fish oil and were living here for past 7-8 days. We interrogated them on suspicion of any spying but nothing has been revealed so far,” said Ishwar Singh, a police officer in Babina.