Bhayandar : Continuing its crackdown against foreign immigrants illegally staying in the region, the Anti-Human Trafficking Wing of the Thane (rural) police have arrested 7 women of Bangladeshi origin from the Shanti Sagar area of Mira Road (East) on Friday night.
Following information about illegal immigrants, a police team led by Assistant Police Inspector, Atul Aher, under the instructions of Thane (rural) SP, Anil Kumbhare, carried out surprise raids in the posh residential locality and rounded up the suspects. Seven women of Bangladeshi origin were formally arrested after they failed to produce legitimate documents to authorise their stay in the country.
All the illegal immigrants who worked as house-maids have been arrested and charged under Sections 3 (a), 6 (a) and 3(2) a of the Indian Passport Act, 1950 and under the relevant sections of the Foreigners Act, 1946.
“We are checking if more Bangladeshi nationals are staying in the area,” said, API Aher, adding that the case has been handed over to the Mira Road police station for further investigations. The police have appealed employers to be cautious and conduct a thorough background check before employing a domestic help.
The arrest of Bangladeshi women from Mira Road has yet again exposed the massive influx of illegal immigrants in the region. Even though the police have appealed employers to be cautious while employing domestic helps, the huge presence of illegal immigrants has exposed the inefficiency of the Thane (rural) police.