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Dhaka Tribune

Indian communist leader detained while smuggling Bangladeshi currency

  • Tk3,60,000 seized from him
  • BSF personnel caught him red-handed
Update : 19 May 2024, 05:01 PM

A Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI-M leader from West Bengal was detained by the Border Security Force (BSF) while smuggling Bangladeshi currency across the border.

BSF personnel caught him red-handed at Hakimpur border of Basirhat in North 24 Parganas on Sunday. At that time, Tk3,60,000 was seized from him.

The detained person's name is Shahidul Islam. He is also known as a CPI-M leader in the area.

West Bengal Police sources said that Shahidul Islam was smuggling Tk360,000 under a shawl. After recovery, BSF found out that all the notes were Bangladeshi currency.

Investigators believe that there was an attempt to smuggle money from India to Bangladesh. He was handed over to the police.

In the interrogation, Shahidul Islam said that his house is in the Bithari area of ​​Hakimpur village panchayat of Swarupnagar.

The BSF and Swarupnagar police have started an investigation into the incident.

Shahidul was the candidate of CPI-M panchayat samiti in the last panchayat polls.

On May 20, the fifth phase of voting will be held in North 24 Parganas district.

Before that, the incident of recovering a large amount of Bangladeshi currency from the CPI-M leader has spread sensation in the area.

In this regard, the former MLA of Sandeshkhali, the candidate for Basir Hat in this Lok Sabha election, Nirapod Sardar said: “I do not know anything about this. I will tell you after knowing the whole matter.”

The police are looking into the connection between the detained Shahidul and the international trafficking ring.

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