Five Rohingya immigrants arrested in Agartala for illegally crossing border

Five Rohingya immigrants arrested in Agartala for illegally crossing border

Five Rohingya migrants were arrested on Tuesday by the Agartala Government Railway Police (GRP) for illegally crossing the Indo-Bangladesh international border. Among the arrested were two women and three men. According to an official, they were trying to reach destinations like Hyderabad and Jammu and Kashmir by train.

The arrested individuals have been identified as Md Imran (22), Md Abu Jamir (20), Md Azizul Hossen (22), Yasmin Ara (20) and Raju Begam (35). The Government Railway Police (GRP) made the arrests on Tuesday evening as part of a coordinated drive to prevent illegal immigration. According to the authorities, the group had entered India through unauthorized routes and was planning to disperse to different parts of the country.

A case has been registered at Agartala GRP police station regarding the incident. The arrested persons will be produced in court on Wednesday, an official said.

This is not the first time, however, that such a case has come to light. In July last year, the Special Task Force (STF) of Assam Police had apprehended 8 persons, including two Bangladeshi nationals, from Tripura for helping illegal Rohingya immigrants enter India using fake documents, officials said. The crackdown was a result of an all-out operation by the Assam STF under the leadership of the CM and supervision of Partha Sarathi Mahanta, DIG (STF), against the middlemen/dealers of Rohingya Muslims by dispatching five teams, led by Additional Superintendents of Police (ASPs) and Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) in various border districts of Tripura. (ANI)

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