BELAGAVI: A team from Bangladesh Embassy in India is currently on a visit to Belagavi Central Jail after 12 Bangladeshis were arrested recently and lodged in Hindalga jail.
The 12-member team visited the jail on Saturday and Sunday and collected information from the infiltrators.
The team, according to jail sources, met the arrested individually to collect their personal details such as their places of birth, family backgrounds and their education.
It is learnt that the team also wanted to know how they reached India and who helped them sneak into the country.
The Belagavi police had arrested the Bangladeshis who managed to enter the nation illegally and managed to obtain jobs in meat processing units at Autonagar. The arrested had Adhaar cards and ration cards as well.As the matter is related to Foreign Affairs Ministry, the state Home Department had forwarded the details of the infiltrators to its central government.
Belagavi Police Commissioner T G Krishna Bhatt, as per the directions of the state Home Department, had written a letter to the External Affairs Ministry.
The central government had brought this to the notice of the Bangladesh Embassy and the team visited the city upon its government’s direction.
Senior Belagavi police officers accompanied the Embassy and Central Intelligence team.
According to sources in the jail, the arrested Bangladesh citizens have disclosed that they came to India with an intention to get Indian citizenship documents which have more demand in developed countries including Gulf nations. The team also visited the Bangladesh infiltrators who have been lodged at Darga Jail in Vijayapura and collected information.
They got ration and aadhaar cards
The illegal stay of infiltrators came to light after Bangladesh national Mohammad Alzameen Bepari was caught at Pune International Airport on May 2 which led to the arrest of 11 others living in Belagavi. Bepari, who infiltrated into India was working at the meat processing unit at Autonagar. He managed to get ration and Aadhaar cards and also a passport. He got a job in one of the Gulf countries and was caught by the airport staff.