With the Citizenship (Amendment) Act in the country I full force, an anti-terrorism cell and anti-human trafficking unit has arrested 23 Bangladeshi nationals who were living illegally in Palghar district.The Bangladeshi nationals were arrested in Virar. As per the report which emerged on Wednesday, the Arnala Police is carrying out further investigation into the incident.
Earlier this week, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police detained 12 people including 11 Bangladeshis along the India-Bangladesh international border. Notably, the arrest in Virar has come days after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray led a huge march to demand the ouster of illegal migrants from Pakistan and Bangladesh staying in India.
Extending support to CAA, NCR and NPR, Raj Thackeray had said, “The Muslims are taking out morchas around the country, I don’t see the point. Why do they need to make a show of strength? We have nothing against the Indian Muslims, they are ours. We are only against the illegal Muslim infiltrators from Pakistan and Bangladesh.”
“Henceforth, for all morchas against CAA-NRC-NPR, we (MNS) will counter with morchas, retaliate sword by sword and stone by stone,” Thackeray added.