Samastipur, Apr 16: Altogether 10 Jamatis, including 9 Bangladeshis, were arrested and sent to jail for violating visa rules here today.
Police superintendent Vikas Burman said here that following a tip off, a raid was conducted on April 1 on the house of one Mohammed Ishtiaq in Dharampur locality under Town Police Station of the city.
He said that 9 Bangladeshis associated with Jamaat, who had returned from Nizamuddin in Delhi, were arrested from the house during the raid.
All of them were quarantined for 14 days in a local hotel, and after completion of the quarantine period, they were sent to jail last evening, informed the SP, adding that the house owner Mohammed Ishtiaq was also arrested and sent to the jail in this connection.
The arrested Bangladeshis were guilty of violating visa rules and the house owner is guilty of giving shelter to the foreign nationals, the SP said, adding that an FIR was lodged at Samastipur Town Police Station in this connection.
The arrested Bangladeshi are Nizanur Rahman, Abdul Basar, Rehanul Islam, Zindadili Haq , Fahfuzoor Rahman, Rubel Sarkar, Al Ameen, Nesar Ahmed, Taqat Bali Sheikh and the house-owner of Samastipur town Mohammed Ishtiaq.
Earlier, 17 Jamatis from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Malaysia were arrested from Digha and Phulwarisharif police station area in the state capital for violating tourists visa rules and not informing the police about their stay on March 11 and were quarantined after their medical examination for coronavirus infection.
All of them, including nine Kyrgyz, one Kazakh and seven Malaysian nationals were sent to the jail on Monday. In Arariya, too, 18 foreigner jamatis were arrested for violating visa rules.
Of the arrested foreign nationals, nine were staying in Jama Masjid of Araria and the other nine in Rewari Mosque of Narpatganj.
Among the arrested Jamatis, nine belonged to Bangladesh and the other nine to Malaysia. Cases where lodged against them at Araria and Narpatganj police station. (UNI)