The Dhubri police of Assam on Wednesday arrested a Bangladeshi national, identified as 27-year-old Ainul Houqe, who was allegedly roaming in Chagolia village of Dhubri district in a suspicious condition.

The local villagers of Chagolia informed the police about his suspicious movement who was later identified as a Bangladeshi national, police said.

The Bangladeshi national is a resident of Chanddoriya village under Jaburhat post office of Pirjong police station in Bangladesh’s Thakurjong district.

According to Ainul Houqe, he along with a group of 10-12 people entered into Indian territory through the Malda route of West Bengal by paying a sum of Rs 4,200 for each person to a broker active across the Indo-Bangladesh border in 2013.

And thereafter, he has also managed to obtain an Aadhar card from Chakalia Goan Panchayat of Uttar Dinajpur district of West Bengal with the help of a local, namely Azad Ali, who introduced himself as his father in the Aadhar card.

Based on the said documents, he first went to Haryana, Rajasthan and then Delhi where he worked as a daily labourer in different stone quarries since 2013.

During his stay in Haryana, he also obtained a Permanent Account Number (PAN) card against his name.

In 2016, he came in contact with a girl over the phone.

He later married Sarifa Begum, daughter of Sonahar Sk from Bongaigoan district of Lower Assam and started to live with her parents at Bongaigoan.

He also became a vegetable vendor at Machkhowa in Guwahati.

Ainul Houqe, who studied up to 5th standard in a Madrassa of Bangladesh, is fluent in local Indian languages like Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English.

He also said he was inspired by Islamic preacher Dr. Zakir Naik .

Ainul, who wants to be a leader, has good knowledge about Indian and Bangladesh politics.

In his confession before the police, he admitted that he has already sent a sum of Rs 8 to Rs 10 lakh to his parents residing in Bangladesh through his broker identified as Momin of West Bengal and through internet banking as well.

Haren Ch. Das, deputy superintendent of police (Border), Dhubri, said although no incriminating document has been recovered from his possession but he (Ainal Houqe) admitted that all documents are available with him at his father-in-law’s residence, located at Bongaigoan district of Assam.

Mukesh Kr Singh

Mukesh Kr Singh is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhubri. He can be reached at:

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