Thane (Maharashtra), Mar 30 (PTI) A court here has awarded one-year rigorous imprisonment to two Bangladeshi women for staying in India without valid travel documents. Also Read - International Flights: SpiceJet Announces 8 New Flights Between India, Bangladesh From Nov 5 | Details Here

Assistant Sessions Judge H B Shelke also slapped a fine of Rs 5,000 each on the convicts Mumtaz Rasul Shaikh (45) and Munira Akhtar Husein (30) of Nodaile district in Bangladesh. Also Read - International Flights: Looking to Fly to/From India-Bangladesh? Flights to Resume From Oct 28 Under Air Bubble Pact | Check Details

The duo was convicted under relevant sections of the Passport (Entry into India) Rules 1950. Also Read - Even Pakistan, Afghanistan Handled Covid-19 Better: Rahul Gandhi Takes a Dig at Govt Over IMF Projections

Sleuths of the Anti-Human Trafficking Cell had apprehended the women from Mira Road on July 15, 2017, Additional Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Moholkar told the court.

They resided in slum colonies and worked as labourers.

They did not possess any valid travel documents, the court was told.

After hearing arguments, the Judge convicted the two women and sentenced them to one year rigorous imprisonment on March 28.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.