PARADIP: A Bangladesh infiltrator, Mijanur Rehman (40) alias Khokan Seikh, was sentenced to three years of imprisonment by JMFC, Kujang on Thursday for staying in Paradip without having a valid visa and passport.
He was arrested by Special Task Force (STF) of the State police from Paradip on March 17 last year for illegally staying in Paradip and his involvement in a number of criminal activities. Police had registered a case against him under the Foreigners’ Act, 1946.
Rehman had changed his name and was staying in Paradip for the last two years. He was allegedly involved in killing of a Coast Guard staffer at Taltoli in Barguna district of Bangladesh in 2010. The Bangladesh High Commission was informed about his arrest by the STF.
Hearing the cases against Rehman on Thursday, JMFC, Kujang Digbijaya Das examined 15 witnesses and sentenced the accused to undergo three years of imprisonment besides, imposing a fine of `3,000. He will have to undergo an additional six months of imprisonment in case he fails to pay the fine.