Three Bangladeshi men, wanted in several criminal cases in their country, have been arrested at a Kaikhali apartment off VIP Road.
The men have been identified as Nur Hossein, 39, and Wahidur Shamaim Kasim and Khan Suman, both in their early 50s. They were picked up by the anti-terrorist squad of the Bidhannagar commissionerate on Saturday night.
Police said Nur, a political leader in Narayanganj district of Bangladesh, allegedly murdered seven persons on April 27.
“After the murders, Nur, Suman and Shamim had gone into hiding in Bangladesh before illegally entering India in May. They moved into the apartment about a fortnight ago,” said a police officer.
“We arrested the trio under the Foreigner’s Act for infiltrating into India,” said Anish Sarkar, the assistant commissioner of police.
The flat has been sealed and the trio have been sent to police custody for eight days.
The police said a racket involving local youths working as brokers are arranging hideouts for criminals in the Kaikhali, Chinar Park and Atghara areas. “Some of the youths are active in New Town and Salt Lake, too,” said an officer.