Three Bangladeshis arrested in Delhi

New Delhi: Three Bangladeshis, who sneaked into India for better livelihood, have been arrested in the capital for their alleged involvement in cases of robbery and burglary, police said on Tuesday.

The arrested were identified as Mohd Mustafa (24), Mohd Tara (25) and Mohd Yasin (24), all of them hailing from Madaripur in Bangladesh and presently residing in Bawana, Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Sagarpreet Hooda said, adding they were caught yesterday from Bawana.

The trio had allegedly robbed cash and jewellery worth Rs 20 lakh from a house in Chandni Chowk in February, 2008 after tying the legs of the land lady and a young boy.

After committing the crime, Tara had gone to Bangladesh to dispose off his share of looted property and returned to Delhi five months back, while Yasin sent his share to some of his relatives through another Bangladeshi.

Another accused in the same case, Ajay is presently in judicial custody.

"The gang is involved in at least nine cases. All the three arrested are from poor family and sneaked into India in search of better livelihood. They worked as a ragpickers before turning into crime," Hooda said.

Bureau Report