Two men were arrested by the Englishbazaar Police of Malda over the charges of being bike smugglers. The accused have been identified as Mohammad Faarid Sheikh (24) and Safiqul Islam (27).
Mohammad Faarid is a resident of Haldibari Village in Mothabari’s Achintola, while Safiqul hails from Silampur in Kaliyachak. One stolen bike, a pipe gun, two rounds of cartridges and a knife were found in the men’s possession during the time of arrest.
On Sunday night, an operation was executed in the Shubhankar Shishu Udyan area in Bandh Road, which was being led by Englishbazaar Police Station’s IC, Purnendu Kundu, with the officials dressed up as civilians. The operation had been based on inputs from secret sources and led to the arrest of Mohammad Faarid Sheikh and Safiqul Islam.
According to the police, the duo had been involved in bike smuggling since a long time.