Bangaldeshis held for running prostitution racket

Bangaldeshis held for running prostitution racket
The city police cracked a prostitution racket by arresting four Bangladeshi nationals.
All the four were on the run after killing one of their associates over a trivial row in July 2016 in Nelamangala.

The suspects, Obimulla (26), Moin Khan (26), Rakimulla (33) and Mohammed Kislu (35), hail from Parambishnupura, Narail district, in Bangladesh.

They had obtained Aadhaar cards, voter IDs and PAN cards through a local contact identified as Janardhana Reddy from RT Nagar. Additional Commissioner of Police (East) Hemant Nimbalkar said they would find out what documents the suspects used to apply for the cards. Reddy will also be booked, he said.

The suspects, who crossed the border illegally along with others, had stayed in Kolkata for some time before shifting their base to Bengaluru a few years ago. They took a house on rent in Nelamangala to run the prostitution racket. The suspects had strangled one of their associates—identified as Imrul Choudhary—to death and since then, they were on the run.

On Thursday morning, the Hennur police who were on their rounds spotted the suspects moving suspiciously in the area. They took them into custody for questioning. Initially, the suspects tried to hoodwink the police, saying they were labourers from West Bengal, but the police found they were speaking Bengali native to Bangaldesh. A detailed questioning revealed they were illegal immigrants from Bangladesh. The suspects confessed to the crime. They said they used to bring girls from Bangladesh for the racket.

“Since the murder case has been registered with the Nelamangala police, we are handing over the case to them for investigation,” Nimbalkar said.

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