Kolkata Metro | Police nabs 2 Bangladeshis for metro site theft


Kolkata: In what is seen a cross-border criminal robbery at Kolkata metro site, police has finally managed to nab 2 Bangladeshis among 8 held for. As per reports, Kolkata Police has arrested eight people for their involvement in loot and extortion at biggest infrastructure project on Saturday. It so turned out that two of the arrested are Bangladeshi.

Police also is not ruling out the possibility that the other six can be from the neighbouring country too. The police officials feel that the remaining six might be residing in Kolkata on forged documents.

The arrest in the weekend comes less than a week subsequent to the first four arrests for the dacoity at the New Town site of the New Garia-Airport Metro project- the longest of the three in progress Metro projects in Kolkata.

Construction work on this route had hindered earlier as well. This is owing to the same issue of dacoity.  Thankfully, is the first time that the police have established direct connection of cross-border criminals in such a significant infrastructure project being executed by government agencies in the city.

Senior HR Manager of IL&FS Alak Kumar Pan shared that involvement of Bangladeshi in the issue has added a new dimension to the problem. IL&FS is the agency who is in charge of the construction work at the metro site.

Pan who is shocked at the development shared that it is surprising to know that such a big gang is involved in the robbery. He also said that it is now easier to connect the small thefts that took place on site. Pan also shared that they were threatened last night before the incident took place.

The Saturday arrest took place after police received tip off from the criminals it nabbed in connection with robbery at the same metro site. The arrested Bangladeshi nationals are Al-Amin Ahmed (22) and Shaheen Biswas (19) from Khulna and Satkhira, correspondingly.



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