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Bangladesh gangster sent to 13-day remand

Posted on Nov 28, 09:19PM | IBNS

Bangladeshi 'most wanted' criminal Subrata Bayen, arrested from his hideout here Tuesday, was remanded to a 13-day police custody by a city court Wednesday.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Dilbar Hossain granted his police custody till Dec 10.

Stating that Bayen needed to be taken to other places for investigation, the prosecution had prayed for a 14-day custody of the criminal, who was on the list of 23 'most wanted' persons, furnished by the Bangladesh Government to the Union Home Ministry of India few years ago.

Earlier, police informed that Bayen was arrested from Central Kolkata's Bowbazar area with fake currency of face value Rs 11 lakh and fire arms in his possession.

The 46-year-old criminal faces numerous charges of murder, extortion and abduction in Dhaka.

He escaped from Bhadrapur jail in eastern Nepal digging a 80-foot tunnel and entered India, according to official sources.

Bayen's name appeared in the list of 23 most wanted criminals given by the Bangladeshi government to India, police sources said.

According to reports, he had sneaked into India in 2001 after being released on bail from a Dhaka jail and then moved to Nepal. However, he was lodged in Bhadrapur jail in eastern Nepal after being arrested at Kakarbhita on India-Nepal border.

But he managed to escape from the jail with 12 other inmates by digging a 12-metre tunnel and had been hiding in India since then.