Police recover brown sugar from Bangla national waiting for deportation
Balasore: A Bangladeshi national, who underwent jail term and was waiting for deportation, has been arrested on the charge of drug peddling following the seizure of 40 grams of brown sugar from his possession.
The accused, identified as Md Babu Khan, was lodged in a barrack near Balasore jail and was waiting for deportation to his native land following completion of jail term. According to reports, the police, acting on a tip-off, seized 40.5 grams of brown sugar and Rs 24,000 cash from Babu Khan’s possession.
Babbu Khan (39), one among six hailing from Faridpur district of Bangladesh, sneaked into India through Bangladesh border in 2007. After arriving in Balasore, they were residing in rented houses in the guise of hawkers. They used to identify houses to carry out dacoities and loots. After committing a series of dacoities and other crimes of similar nature, they were caught by the police. They were awarded 14-year jail term following their conviction by a court in Balasore.
All six of them were lodged in Balasore jail. However, Babu Khan and another convict were caught by the prison staff when they were trying to scale the wall attempting to flee from custody. The duo was caught and shifted from Balasore jail. Babu Khan was shifted to Choudwar jail while the other convict Basar Mulla (38) was shifted to Angul jail.
Babu’s jail term was completed in April this year. He was handed over to Balasore police to be sent back to Bangladesh. Since then, Babu had been lodged in a barrack near the jail as his clearance from Bangladesh High Commission was awaited.