Perundurai (TN): Tamil Nadu Police arrested four Bangladeshi nationals staying at Thiruvenkadam Palayam Pudur village near Perundurai in Erode district without valid documents on Tuesday.

Based on a tip off, the Perundurai Police visited a house located on the Perundurai–Thiruvenkadampalayam Pudur Road and asked the residents to provide their documents. The four men were later found to be staying in India illegally without valid passport or visa.

The arrested illegal immigrants were identified as A Farooq Haji, 38, S Himul Islam, 22, P Siraj Haji, 45, and M Robuyul Islam. According to reports, they are said to be natives of various villages in Satkhira district in Bangladesh.

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The four were working in industrial units located on the Sipcot premises for over a year.

Based on a complaint from M Senthilkumar, a sub-inspector, the police registered a case under Section 3(2) (e) r/w 14 of Foreigners Act, 1946. They were produced in the court and were sent to Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai.

With many cases of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants arrests surfacing, recently, 22 illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were arrested in a major police action at Virar in Palgarh district adjoining Mumbai on February 12, 2020. 

The arrested include 10 women, 12 men and a minor child. The arrests were made following a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) march demanding the ouster of illegal Bangladeshi and Pakistani immigrants living in Mumbai.

Preliminary investigations revealed that these illegal immigrants from Bangladesh were living in Mumbai with fake documents.