The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India has filed a charge-sheet in the NIA Special Court at Mumbai, Maharashtra in a case against five Bangladeshi nationals for their affiliations with banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
Mohammed Habibur Rahman Habib alias Raj Jesub Mandal, Ripen Hossain alias Rubel, Hannan Anwar Khan alias Hannan Baburli Gazi, M Hassanali Mohd Amirali and Azarali Subhanalla Islam are the five Bangladeshi nationals named in the charge sheet, which accuses them of breaching India’s laws for containing terror.
The charge-sheet against the Bangladeshi nationals has been filed under the Indian Penal Code, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 and the Foreigners Act, 1946, said the NIA in a statement.
All Bangladeshi nationals were earlier arrested by Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Pune for aiding and harbouring members of a terrorist organisation ‘Ansarullah Bangla Team’ in Pune City of Maharashtra state.
The investigation into the case by the NIA revealed that all the five arrested accused people were illegally staying in India without valid documents and were working as workers at various construction sites in Pune.
They had fraudulently obtained Indian PAN Cards, Aadhaar Cards, Election Cards and Ration Cards in fictitious names by providing fake/forged documents.
The investigation also revealed that in the year 2017 they had provided shelter and money to one Tushar Bishwas alias Tanvir, a member of the ‘Ansarullah Bangla Team’ terrorist outfit against whom a charge-sheet under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 has been earlier filed by the NIA.