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India’s NIA files CS against 5 BD nationals

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Staff Reporter
India's National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge-sheet in the NIA Special Court at Mumbai, Ma-harashtra in a case against five Bangladeshi nationals for helping the banned militant outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
The five Bangladeshi nationals are 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 Subha-nalla Islam.
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 harbour-ing members of a terrorist organization 'Ansarullah Bangla Team' in Pune City.
The investigation into the case by the NIA revealed that all the five arrested accused people were illegally stay-ing 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 ficti-tious names by providing fake/forged documents.
The investigation also revealed that in the year 2017 they had provided shelter and money to one Tushar Bish-was 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.