Chennai, Jan 25 (BPNS)
A Bangladeshi national who had an Indian Passport and an Aadhar card was arrested by the Coimbatore immigration authorities for trying to sneak into India.
When Immigration officials at the Coimbatore airport questioned, G. Anwar Hussain (27) who arrived at the airport from Sharjah, he failed to properly answer the questions. Even though his passport showed Kolkotta address, immigration officials doubted the reason for his arrival in Coimbatore instead of Kolkotta.
The immigration officials asked him as to why he was coming to Coimbatore instead of Kolkotta from Sharjah and sources in the airport told BPNS that he was not able to answer these questions.
When he failed to answer the questions, the immigration officials asked him to sing the national anthem. Anwar Hussain then admitted that he was a Bangladeshi national and he was handed over to Peelamedu police station. The police registered a case against him and he was charged under the Foreigners Act and the Passport Act.
According to police officials, he first come to Avinashi in Tiruppur as a tailor in 2018 and worked there till November 2020. He met some agents and forged a birth certificate and with this, he received an Aadhar card and then an Indian passport.
Sources in the police told BPNS that a detailed investigation would be conducted on the agents who had arranged the forged birth certificate for him as also other documents for his Aadhar and Passport. Police are also ascertaining the number of foreign nationals who would have benefitted through these agents. Central intelligence agencies have also commenced a probe into this issue.
Anwar Hussain was produced before the judicial magistrate court on Tuesday and remanded in judicial custody in the Puzhal central prison, Chennai.