The Bangladeshi nationals were detained by the police for violating the Passports Act

Hailakandi: Three Bangaldeshi nationals, who were detained by the police at Lala in Hailakandi district for violation of the Passports Act, 1967, have been further remanded to four days’ police custody. They were produced in the court of the chief judicial magistrate in Hailakandi, after their three-day police remand ended on Saturday.

SP Mohneesh Mishra said they all had valid passports with tourist visas but violated the Passports Act. “The Bangladeshi nationals came on tourist visas but committed an offence by indulging in business activities which they cannot do, for they did not possess business visas,” said Mishra.

The police have also booked the Bangladeshi nationals under the Foreigners’ Act, 1946.

The Bangladeshi citizens who were detained are Mohammed Hafiz Molla, Ayar Ali and Mohammed Bablu Molla from Bhulbari village of Gopalganj district.

The Bangladeshi nationals were nabbed from a rented house, owned by a local Congress leader. Many local organizations like Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Lala unit has also demanded immediate arrest of district Congress spokesperson Joinal Uddin Laskar, who allegedly gave shelter to these three Bangladeshi nationals.

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