Judical magistrate first class J A Kotnis has sentenced a Bangladesh national,Abdul Haq,a project manager working with a multinational construction company,to three years rigorous imprisonment for illegally staying in Pune. He was drawing a salary of Rs 1.2 lakh per month and staying at Wanowrie.
The court also directed the central government to be cautious with citizens staying illegally in the country.
A police team raided Haqs house on September 17,2009. Cops had found documents stating that he was a Tripura resident.
According to the prosecution,Haq,a Class VIII dropout,illegally entered Tripura from Bangladesh in 2003. The police had seized a laptop from Haq and recovered fake documents,a PAN card,a driving licence,UAE currency and bank passbooks.
Haq was in charge of four big projects of MFE in Pune. The company had given him a car and an air-conditioned apartment in Marigold Society,Wanowrie. He had married a bar dancer from Mumbai. After his arrest,police had suspected his links with anti-national or terror groups.
Assistant public prosecutor B R Patil examined 12 witnesses. The testimony of a principal from Tripura proved vital in the case.