Bangladeshi national held for holding Indian passport

Bangladeshi national held for holding Indian passport

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The Kempegowda International Airport police have arrested a 27-year-old Bangladeshi national, deported by the Thailand police, as they caught him with a valid Indian passport.

Elias Akanad Kustiyanamapara, a native of Buddayaganji in Bangladesh's Mymensingh Sadar, went to Thailand on a tourist visa, but was on a job hunt in that country. Thai immigration officials caught him soon after his landing and deported him to Bengaluru.

Elias told immigration officials that he crossed over to India in December 2015 at Hili Land port at Dinajpur district of Bengal. He later moved to Tamil Nadu's Tirupur to work in a garment factory for two years.

With the help of a tout, identified as Rakesh, Elias secured his Aadhaar and PAN cards under the fake name, Pravesh Kumar. He also secured his Indian passport, paying Rs 1.10 lakh in 2017.

The KIA police got in touch with their counterparts in Tamil Nadu to nab Rakesh on the suspicion that the tout could have helped many more such illegal immigrants obtain passports.

Second incident 

This is the second incident this month were a Bangladeshi national used a valid Indian passport to board a flight from KIA. On August 3, 24-year-old Iqbal Hussain Ripon from Habiganj district in Bangladesh was arrested while trying to fly out of the country.

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