Thursday, February 26, 2015
Kingpin of international two wheeler smuggling gang nabbed
Malda, 25 February 2015: English Bazaar police last night arrested one Nazrul Islam (40) who was claimed to be kingpin of international two-wheeler smuggling and fake currency peddling racket from Jhaljhalia area. He was sent to police custody for seven days after being produced in court today.
Police sources informed that at least seven two-wheelers were stolen from Englisah Bazaar police station areas alone in last seven days. A total of 20 complaints of two-wheeler theft were lodged with different police stations in the district too.
Police officials claimed that Nazrul, an inhabitant of Kumbhira village in Baishnabnagar police station used to run an interstate gang stealing vehicles. “He used to unlock the two wheelers with a master key and later separated the parts of those vehicles to smuggle those to Bangladesh and Nepal,” a cop official informed.
Nazrul has admitted his involvement in the smuggling racket as learnt from police sources. Police recovered fake currencies amounting Rs 50,000 too in denomination of 1000.
On Tuesday evening Nazrul reportedly went to Malda town station with some parts of a two-wheeler and fake currencies. Those parts and engine used to be sold against exuberant prices in Bangladesh and Nepal.
SP Prasun Banerjee said that the arrested person was being grilled to obtain the whereabouts of other members of the gang.