May 3, 2009
Gurgaon residents fall victim to Bangladeshi Muslim invaders
Most Gurgaonites are Sikhs and Hindus but there are also a growing number of illegal Bangladeshi Muslim aliens. The recent spurt in the number of murders and robberies committed by illegal Bangladeshi Muslim aliens in Sector 4 of Gurgaon have left the residents in a tizzy. What is more disturbing is the fact that in most cases, the Bangladeshi criminals seemed to have entered easily and decamped easily with the loot.
There is no proper fence around the sector and with the unauthorised colonies (where these invading Bangladeshi Muslim hordes have occupied large tracts of land in Gurgaon) located at the boundaries, crime seems to have accelerated. "Even the fences at the dividing road of Sector 4 and 7 have been removed by the HUDA authorities. HUDA also removed the fence in between Lakshman Vihar and Sector 4. Now it is very easy for these [Bangladeshi Muslim criminals] to trespass into our colony at any time," describes Dharam Sagar, chairman, Federation of RWA. He further alleges that there aren’t sufficient police personnel to patrol the area even though a police outpost is located nearby. "Several times we have passed a memorandum to the commissioner of police to take a stock of the situation here. But, when we approach the police station they say that they do not have adequate staff," alleges Dharma Sagar. The residents want to increase patrolling in their area. "As many as eight houses have been ransacked in January alone this year," informs KL Chawla, vice president RWA Sector 4.
The area residents allege, demolition of the fence near Dhanwapur by the Horticulture Department has made it easy for these Bangladeshi criminals to trespass the colony. When asked why the fencing has been removed, Horticulture Department HUDA, executive engineer Jasbir Singh Millu said, "We had put fences to protect the trees. Now that the trees have grown, there is no need for the fencing. If HUDA funds us for the same, we have no objections in putting them up."Perhaps now it is up to HUDA officials and police to take care of the situation. When GP approached the area SHO of Sector 5, she refused to comment. However ACP Crime, Sunhera Singh, promised, "I would definitely look into the matter and instruct the police officials to increase the vigilance." Until that happens, don’t hold your breath but it is obvious that every Gurgaon resident must be on guard.
Another resident spoke bitterly, “In the prestigious and up-market DLF area, local villagers have hired out their land to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants who line the roads in DLF3 like swarms of houseflies on a dump of garbage. This is turning into a living hell. The illegal aliens (Bangladeshis) would soon outnumber Indian citizens in Gurgaon.”
In Gurgaon, interestingly most of the house maids (domestic workers), rickshaw-wallahs and labourers in the new constructions are illegal Muslim migrants from Bangladesh. The extent of the illegal aliens can be seen from the fact that every maid/, rickshaw puller and labourer here speaks the Sylheti language or Chittagong language, both of which are native to Bangladesh, not India. However, if you ask them, these aliens simply lie that they are from West Bengal because most Gurgaon residents cannot tell the difference in the Bengali dialect.
Many of these Bangladeshi Muslims are being employed as maid-servants by the wealthy expatriates and busy professionals because they ask for lesser wages than local Hindus. Since these Bangladeshis look similar to Bengali Hindus (they wear fake bindis and pretends to be Bengali Hindus), it is very hard to find out if they are Indians. Their modus operandi is simple: First, they patiently work in the houses and observe where the money, jewelry and expensive gadgets are kept. After gaining the trust of their employers, these Bangladeshi maid-servants conspire with their husbands and male relatives to rob the same house. When the employers are sleeping or away from home, these Bangladeshi maid-servants let their men-folk sneak into the house who then tie up the unsuspecting residents (including children, elders) and slit their throats in cold blood (to remove any witnesses) before looting all the money, jewelry and expensive gadgets.
With a host of Bangladeshi illegal immigrants living opposite Block D of South City II, residents are losing their peace of mind. There are more than 3,000 occupied houses here in the colony and attempts to verify each person is proving to be a huge responsibility.
RWA is making collective efforts along with the residents to verify names and address of their servants. But, in many cases, Bangladeshi servants just say that they are from Midnapore or Malda or Murshidabad District in West Bengal. “People simply remain satisfied getting that much information. However, in the wake of any serious crime, how much could be found out on the basis of knowing that a particular person is from Midnapore. Residents should ideally be taking all the details of the address. But, ironically most of the residents are not following those norms and inviting risk,” shares VK Srivastava, president, Sohna Road Federation of RWA, adding, "We have been approaching district administration to remove these jhuggis from here, but they are not complying with our request.”
Residents also complain that there is a mafia gang operating in that area. "There are people from the interior areas of Bengal. Even if they come in through the Indo-Bangladesh border, there is nobody to check them. Nobody can even find out the real identity of migrants whether they are from Bengal or Bangladesh as they are also Bengali speaking people," says Sudhakar, a resident.
Residents further complain that these guards are mostly recruited from amongst the illegal Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants, making it easier . There is no security check up at the gates and also that the number of guards provided to them is very less. "We applied to the Unitech to give us 150 security guards to look after South City II but, we were given only 60 personnel," says SN Bharadwaj, a resident. Speaking to GP, SHO Sadar Thana, Ramesh Chandra says, "Police is regularly keeping a tab on the immigrant population and we are also doing servant verification in a routine manner."
There is only so much the police can do. The murders and robberies continue unabated because of the stupidity and greed of Gurgaon residents who throw all caution to the winds and try to save a few bucks by hiring illegal Bangladeshi immigrants instead of local, trustworthy Hindu/Sikh maid-servants.
No breakthrough yet, police probe the role of Bangladesh nationals in Bomb blasts
New Delhi, September 28: A day after the blast in Mehrauli’s Sarai market, the Delhi Police are yet to find any specific clues about perpetrators. A child has died and twenty-two have been injured.
Officers of the South District Police said they have registered an FIR and are probing the role of some Bangladeshis, who could be behind the blasts.
Already, around 50 Bangladeshis have been interrogated and 15 detained. The police are probing the role of the two — Yessin Muhammad and Muhammed Majruddin — who were arrested from Jalpaiguri this July and are currently in Tihar Jail. Mobile phone records of some Bangladeshi nationals and other criminals are also being checked.
Suspicion of the involvement of Bangladeshis cropped up in view of the earlier blasts in South Delhi. The blast is the ninth there, for which no terrorist outfit has laid claims. Even though they had not caused much damage, the blasts in Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, IIT and Lado Sarai were executed in the same manner.
The explosive materials used in the low-intensity chemical-based bombs were quite similar and nails were used in earlier bombs too.
“Last month, a Bangladeshi was arrested for making the type of bombs which was used yesterday and later six crude bombs were recovered from Jalpaiguri on his tip-off. A team has been sent there for further clues,” a senior officer said. Asked about the involvement of Bangladesh nationals, Joint Commissioner of Police, (Southern Range), Ajay Kashyap said, “I would not be able to comment on that front at present. We are investigating the case from every possible angle.” Police sources said Delhi Police teams were sent to West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh after receiving some information in connection with the Mehrauli blast.
Sketches of the two men travelling on the bike are being prepared based on three eyewitness accounts. Police are probing the role of one Mohammad Ansar, who was allegedly residing in Delhi till sometime back.
BIGGER PROBLEMS in NCR
Former joint director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) MK Dhar informed that the problem of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants is not exclusive to Rajasthan as the National Capital Region (NCR) is also equally affected by it. “Cities in NCR region like New Delhi, Gurgaon and NOIDA also have a huge Bangladeshi population. In Delhi and Gurgaon they are involved in all kind of menial jobs like housemaids, rickshaw pullers and daily wagers,” said Dhar.
It must be recalled here that the investigations into Samjhauta Express blasts proved that the bombs were planted right in the station yard in Old Delhi Railway Station. “Old Delhi has a huge population of illegal Bangladeshis and the station itself is said a big target for terrorists,” said Dhar.
Sources in Jaipur police further informed that the terrorists behind the dastardly blasts in 2008, in which more than 65 people were killed, must have been living in the city for a long time identifying potential targets. “It was a well planned operation by the terrorists. It is not possible to plan such an event without some local help,” said a cop from Special Operations Group, Rajasthan police. A Rajasthan Home Ministry official to comment upon the exact number of illegal immigrants in Jaipur but guessed that the number to be not less than 50,000. Pink city Jaipur is not the only city marred by the problem in the desert state.
“Besides Jaipur, Sriganganagar, Alwar, Ajmer, Kota and Udaipur are equally affected by influx of illegal Bangladeshi migrants.
Bangladeshis' gang smashed in Faridabad
Several cases of robbery, burglary and a murder solved
NEW DELHI: A gang of illegal Bangladeshi migrants allegedly involved in several cases of robbery, burglary and also a murder in Faridabad and South Delhi has been smashed by the Special Staff of the South Delhi police.
According to the police, the Special Staff had arrested the wife and two sons of Mohammad Haleem, an illegal Bangladeshi migrant who was operating as a "manpower agent" for Bangladeshi criminals, in May and recovered robbed jewellery and cash worth Rs. 2 lakhs from them. However, Haleem had escaped to Bangladesh. The police kept a watch on the movements of his associates and came to know that Haleem had returned to the Capital along with another "manpower agent" Rustam.
A Special Staff, led by Inspector Rajender Singh, laid a trap near Sainik Farms on Wednesday and arrested Haleem, Rustam and three others, Mohammad Kabeer, Mohammad Muneer and Farukh Sheikh. Arms and ammunitions were recovered from them.
The police said the gang was involved in several cases of robbery and burglary, reported from various places in Faridabad, and a murder reported from Sainik Farm in South Delhi. When a Faridabad police team had gone to Ambedkar Nagar in South Delhi to arrest Haleem in connection with the incidents, they were attacked and forced to retreat by his sympathisers.
After committing burglaries or robberies in more than a couple of houses in one stretch, the gang members would disperse to places like Panipat, Loni and Gurgaon. Subsequently, they would escape to Bangladesh with the help of manpower agents like Haleem and Rustam.
The police said after Haleem's escape to Bangladesh, Rustam gathered members of his gang and began committing crime. During the last fortnight, members of the Rustam gangcarried out many burglaries in Faridabad. Farukh, a rich Kolkata based scrap dealer, has developed a base in Madanpur Khadar, South Delhi, and was allegedly involved in helping the criminals with logistics, the police said.
The police said illegal Bangladeshi migrants have been indulging in many criminal activities in various areas of the Capital and neighbouring districts of Haryana. They come from Bangladesh, rent an accommodation, commit crimes at high frequency and then escape to Bangladesh. In many cases, they were able to cross over to Bangladesh by the time the incident was reported.
Four Bangladeshis held for robbery in Gurgaon
September 10th, 2008
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Four Bangladeshis, who gagged and robbed a retired deputy inspector general (DIG) of police in Gurgaon and a legislator’s family in a neighbouring town last month, have been arrested here when they were planning to strike in the national capital, police said Wednesday.The four - identified as Mohammed Abbas, 27, Allauddin, 25, Nazrul, 26, and Zakir Hussain, 40 - were arrested from a public park in Shahdara of northeast Delhi while they were planning to rob a house in nearby West Jyoti Nagar, police said. Their two accomplices managed to give the slip to a raiding police party.
The police said the gang was involved in seven cases of murder, dacoity and burglary. Two country-made pistols, two live cartridges, one knife, one iron rod, two mobile phones, three Titan wrist watches and Rs.36,000 in cash were recovered from them.
“The accused in their interrogation revealed that they have committed a series of dacoities and burglaries in Delhi and its satellite towns of Gurgaon and Faridabad at gun point and knife point,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northeast Delhi) Jaspal Singh.
The police said last month the robbers entered the Phase III home of R.K. Kharbanda, retired DIG of the Railway Protection Force (RPF), in the early hours, and beat up his wife and granddaughter before fleeing with cash, jewellery and mobile phones.
The gang also robbed Faridabad legislator Mahender Pratap Singh’s home after breaking the locks and tying up the inmates of the house.
Letter from a concerned Gurgaon resident
Gurgaon Administration Must Identify Trouble-Makers Amongst Large Bangladeshi Populations In Gurgaon
I would like to draw your attention towards the increasing population around from Bangladesh.
I have seen them around South City, Gurgaon. I have seen them getting voter ID's while I was in queue for the same. They work at homes and tell any district from West Bengal. Some of the local people also help them as they get cheap housemaids and cooks.
I don't know what administration is doing about it. Some of such people have been reported to be involved in lawless activities in the past therefore I earnestly request administration to take immediate steps to look into the matter of how to identify the trouble-makers amongst them.
With Gurgaon’s rich shying away from poll, parties woo rural voters
April 25th, 2009
By Khalid Akhter & Ritu Sharma
Gurgaon, April 25 (IANS) With all parties agreeing that residents of the high-rise apartment complexes and sprawling villas that characterize new Gurgaon seldom vote though they are often vocal about the country’s ills, candidates in the Lok Sabha poll from here are busy wooing voters elsewhere.
“The percentage of voters in posh societies is very low as the people in the societies are very indifferent and most of them do not even have voter id cards,” Tilak Raj Malhotra, in charge of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) campaign in the Gurgaon assembly segment, told IANS. “Our main agenda is to provide sewers, roads and drinking water to the residents of Old Gurgaon. You cannot even imagine, but there is not a single traffic light in the whole of Old Gurgaon,” Malhotra said.
The area now called Old Gurgaon predates the high-rise apartments, office blocks and shopping malls adjacent to the national capital that have put this Haryana town on the global map. The poll issues in Old Gurgaon are more typical of small town India.
After delimitation, urban voters form a small percentage in this constituency. Now it takes in those villages of southern Haryana’s impoverished Mewat region which were earlier part of the Mahendragarh parliamentary constituency. That has changed not only poll equations but poll issues too.
BJP candidate Sudha Yadav is busy touring these villages. The two national parties - the Congress and the BJP - have been forced to go all out in their efforts to show concern for Old Gurgaon and Mewat as the Bahujan Samaj Party’s candidate Zakir Hussain threatens to grab a major chunk of Muslim and Dalit votes.
Now Muslims constitute 32 percent of the 1.2 million voters in this constituency, while Dalits are 29 percent.
The incumbent Congress has been trying to showcase its opening of a Sainik School in the area and sanctioning land for setting up a National Defence College. Sitting MP and Congress candidate Rao Inderjit Singh is minister of state for defence production.
“We have held a recruitment rally for the army in the Mewat region. And soon the area will be linked through a rail line, which is the Congress party’s initiative,” District Congress Committee (Urban Gurgaon) president Madan Lal Grover said.
The planned Rewari-Bhiwadi-Palwal railway line will pass through Mewat and near its district headquarters, Nuh, if and when it is constructed.
Laying emphasis on its agenda for the region, the BJP’s Malhotra added: “The literacy rate in the Mewat region is very poor and you can forget about women’s education. But with our candidate a woman academician, we are raring to bring education within reach of everybody in Mewat.”
BSP candidate Zakir Hussain is the son of Tayyeb Hussain, who had the rare distinction of being a minister in Punjab before Haryana was carved out of it, then in Haryana and then in Rajasthan too.
Political observers here believe Zakir Hussain may grab a major chunk of Muslim votes as his family has a very strong base in Mewat, a Muslim-majority area.
“The main issues that I will be taking up in these elections will be the discrimination that has been done with the Mewat region. Despite being so close to Delhi and next to Gurgaon it lacks even the basic necessities of life like roads and drinking water facilities. We do not have rail connectivity, no good academic institutions have been set up in the region,” Hussain told IANS.
“I am going door-to-door with my agenda of development for the region and the policies of our party supremo Mayawati,” said Hussain, twice a legislator from this area.
Hussain has opened his election office in Mewat, largely ignoring urban pockets in the constituency.
In the absence of a political wave, issues like power in the city and water for irrigation in agriculture-dependent Mewat are the debating points in the campaign. Observers say this Lok Sabha election is turning out to be a referendum on the performance of the Haryana government.
(Khalid Akhter & Ritu Sharma can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com)
Drive against Bangladeshis on in Haryana
Express News Service
Posted: May 26, 2008
Chandigarh, May 25 After the Rajasthan government’s drive against illegal Bangladeshis in the state in the wake of Jaipur blasts, Haryana has also issued directives to identify Bangladeshi nationals. Haryana Additional Director General of Police V.B. Singh said directions have been issued to police chiefs of the districts to identify Bangladeshi nationals following suspected involvement of Bangladesh-based militant group HuJI in the Jaipur blasts.
Singh said Haryana would strengthen the police force in National Capital Region (NCR) to check the intrusion of anti-social elements in the state. He said special security measures had been taken in Gurgaon area as it adjoins Delhi and additional police force had been deployed there to check crime. Fifty cameras would be installed on various roads there to keep a close watch on criminals activities, he added.
The ADGP said 15 new police stations had been set up in Gurgaon and digital trunk system was introduced there for exchanging information among police personnel. Replying to a question, he said the state police had taken steps to bring down road accidents on national and state highways. There was a proposal to set up police first aid posts on national highways at a distance of every 20 km where the services of pharmacists would be available round-the-clock, he said.
Police in a fix over Bangladeshi terrorists in NCR
By Devesh K. Pandey
NEW DELHI, JUNE 29. Even as the Delhi Police Commissioner, K.K. Paul, has directed his men to step up deportation of illegal Bangladeshi migrants, their identification has become a daunting task for the authorities here in the Capital. What the police fear most is that such elements could be exploited by terrorist organisations in carrying out their operations.
The recent arrest of an alleged spy, Kamran, from Malviya Nagar following the arrest of his Bangladeshi accomplice at Seerampur in West Bengal for being a part of Pakistani intelligence-sponsored espionage ring active in developing inputs on the movement of the Indian Army's Eastern Command, has once again revealed the increasing involvement of Bangladeshi nationals in subversive activities.
During interrogation, Kamran is alleged to have revealed that after being trained in espionage operations in Pakistan, he crossed over through the porous Indo-Bangladesh border with the help of Bangladeshi sympathisers.
It is now well established that a large number of Bangladeshi nationals have infiltrated into India and settled in various parts of the country over the past two decades, claiming to be residents of West Bengal and Bihar.
A common modus operandi they follow is to cross over to West Bengal, settle in some non-descript villages for some time to get used to their culture and language and then move to other States, including Delhi, impersonating as original residents of those villages, to avoid detection and deportation.
Of these, over two lakh Bangladeshis are believed to be in the Capital and neighbouring areas doing menial jobs. Several of them take to crime and the Delhi police have been able to compile the profile of 460 such people. Over the past decade, only about 16,000 Bangladeshi nationals have been deported from Delhi, whereas about 3,000 have been deported this year.
Last year, 5,760 Bangladeshis were deported. "But they keep coming back," said a police officer.
While their indulgence in anti-social activities is a genuine cause for concern, the police
here also fear that most of the Bangladeshis are vulnerable to exploitation by terrorists.
A senior police officer said: "We must remember that they are outsiders and do not have any emotional attachment with this country. They, mostly youngsters, can be easily motivated to indulge in subversive activities primarily for monetary benefits."
The Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), Ashok Chand, said the terrorist outfits have earlier used Bangladeshis to carry out their operations and they can do so in future too.
Many of these illegal immigrants residing here in jhuggi clusters like Yamuna Pushta have even obtained ration cards and other papers to prove that they were Indian citizens.
Interestingly, after a recent drive launched by the Government for rehabilitation of jhuggi dwellers, most Bangladeshi nationals possessing documents certifying them as Indian nationals are suspected to have got plots registered in their names.
They are now "bona fide" citizens of the country and have the "right" for their share in its resources.
A few months ago, another trend was noticed. Scores of Bangladeshi immigrants who had shifted from Delhi to the neighbouring places like Ghaziabad, Rampur, Gurgaon and Sonepat fearing police action, began moving to Jammu and Kashmir to work as casual labourers in vegetable markets and orchards. Several of them came in contact with militant outfits and allegedly started working for them as carriers and messengers.
This apart, over 200 people trying to enter Pakistan through the Valley have been arrested from the border areas in the recent past. Some have also been killed in encounters with the Army and the para-military forces.
In the midst of all this, latest inputs have revealed that Chhota Shakeel, brother of Pakistan-based don Dawood Ibrahim, hitherto operating from the middle-east countries, has started setting up his base in Bangladesh.
Bangladeshis held for robberies in DLF Gurgaon
By Our Staff Reporter
NEW DELHI, MARCH 3. A gang of alleged Bangladeshi migrants, said to be involved in recent incidents of robbery reported from DLF Gurgaon and North-West Delhi, has been busted in a joint operation of the South Delhi, South-West Delhi and Gurgaon police. Six persons, including a woman, have been arrested in this connection and a huge amount of cash, jewellery, other robbed items and weapons -- including a hand grenade -- have been recovered from them.
During the last week of February, a spate of robberies had shocked the residents of DLF Gurgaon and also North-West Delhi. The Special Staff of the South Delhi police, led by Inspector Rajender Singh, the South-West Delhi police team, comprising sub-inspectors Rajkumar and Ravinder Tyagi, and the Gurgaon police, led by Inspector Hari Kishan, coordinated their efforts to identify and arrest the culprits.
The first two arrests in this connection were made by the South Delhi police. Abdul Rahim (27) and Nijam (35) were arrested and robbed jewellery worth over Rs. 2 lakhs were received.
Three more, Sagir alias Sagar, Javed and Imran, were arrested by the South-West Delhi police following a brief exchange of fire this morning. The police have recovered a hand grenade, a Chinese pistol, two country-made revolvers and live cartridges from them.
At their instance, the police arrested Noor Jehan alias Reena from her hideout at Kishangarh in South-West Delhi. The police recovered Rs. 1.6 lakhs in cash, diamond and gold jewellery worth several lakhs, 10 imported gold watches, digital cameras and four mobile phones from her.
During interrogation, the accused allegedly confessed to having been involved in the robberies which took place in Gurgaon and also the one in Shalimar Bagh, North-West Delhi, on February 28. The robbers had escaped with cash and jewellery worth Rs. 7 lakhs after injuring the only woman present in the house in the incident.
Bangladeshi nationals held in Gurgaon
Thursday, July 24 2008
Chandigarh, Jul 24 (UNI) The Haryana Police has arrested three Bangladeshi nationals in Gurgoan district under its special campaign to nab Bangladeshis living illegally in the state.
The three Bangladeshi nationals arrested by the Police were identified as Zakir Hussain, Rabbani and Ayub, a police spokesman said today.
Besides, 137 proclaimed offenders were arrested in Kaithal district under the police drive to nab anti-social elements in the state.
Police also arrested ten Bangladeshi nationals in Sonepat district recently.
17 Bangladeshis arrested near Delhi
January 11, 2007 9:15:06 PM IST
Seventeen Bangladeshis have been arrested for illegally staying in Gurgaon, the technology and outsourcing hub bordering the Indian capital.
The Bangladeshis, including children, were taken into custody following a special drive to check illegal immigrants in the national capital region, police said. They were booked for violating the Foreigners Act.
All of them were living in Mohammedpur village in the district.
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