- Nov 12, 2022
THANE: Three Bangladeshi nationals were convicted and sentenced by the Thane sessions court to five years rigorous imprisonment for illegally entering India without any valid documents.
Those convicted and sentenced include Ishrafil Shikhadar ,56, Litan Mandal @ Mandol ,30 , and Shamim Mulla, 35. All residents from Nadail district of Bangladesh were convicted by special judge MB Patwari in separate orders.
The prosecution in its submission said that based on information that some people were living illegally in Kopri area, the police carried out a raid in which the trio were arrested by the local police. They had no proper documentation. Hence, they were tried under various sections of Passport ( Entry into India ) Act, 1920 and under Section 420-cheating and 468 -Forgery for cheating of Indian Penal Code at the Kopri police station.
The judge in his order noted that the accused in their submission pleaded guilty after informing them for the maximum sentence that could be imposed against them for the offences they were booked on; they preferred to confess to the crime which was voluntary and the court accepted the same.
The prosecutor informed that the judge in its order accepted the submissions of the prosecution and held that the prosecution has proved all the charges against the accused who need to be convicted and sentenced on the basis of the sections they were booked.
The court along with the sentence imposed the fine on the trio of a sum of Rs. 1,500 each on the three accused, the prosecutor informed.
The judge further stated that considering the age, antecedent of the accused and nature of the offence, the accused were in the jail since March 2017 will get set off from the sentence for the term served in the jail, the order pointed out.
Further the judge directed the state to seek necessary directions from the concerned authority under the Passport ( Entry into India ) Act, 1920 and Rules 1950 and the accused be deported to their country. The court also directed the concerned police station i.e Kopri police station to submit the report of deportation of the accused.
Three Bangladeshi nationals sentenced for illegally entering India in Maharashtra's thane | Thane News - Times of India
THANE: Three Bangladeshi nationals were convicted and sentenced by the Thane sessions court to five years rigorous imprisonment for illegally entering.