Five Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested from adjoining Raigad district for staying illegally in the country.
According to officials, the arrests were made by a team of the newly-formed Navi Mumbai unit of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Maharashtra. ATS is also checking possible terror links of these foreign nationals.
The Squad sleuths carried out a combing operation last night to zero in on illegal migrants staying in Jui Gaon, Panvel in adjoining Raigad district and arrested the five Bangladeshi nationals.
Officials said that it was ascertained after constant interrogation that they hail from Bangladesh and were staying illegally without valid travel documents. They would be remandeded in police custody till March 17.