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6 Rohingya teenagers 'sneak' into Tripura via Bangladesh, arrested: Police

The six Rohingya muslims were detained by the railway police here, who were moving 'suspiciously' through the railway station

ANI  |  Dharmanagar (Tripura) 

Rohingya muslims
Rohingya muslim

As many as six were arrested from the railway station here on Saturday night.

The six members, identified as Mohammad Jahangir Alam (17), Ibrahim Alam (17), Mohammad Ashan (15), Nur Fataman (16), Jhana Tara (14) and Dilwara Begum (27) were reportedly waiting to board a train to

The six people were detained by the railway police here, who were moving "suspiciously" through the railway station. Upon interrogation, they confessed to being from Myanmar and had sneaked into via

Further, it was revealed that one stayed in while the other five who recently had taken refuge in Chittagong of illegally crossed the border through Sonamura into from where they boarded a bus to Dharmanagar.

"The police who saw the six minors detained them and began investigations, following which they confessed to being from Myanmar. Cases have been registered against all of them, and the investigation is underway. The six are in safe custody," Inspector of Dharmanagar Railway Police Swapan Kumar Singh told ANI.

This is the second such incident reported from the state in less than two months.

Earlier, eight Rohingyas belonging to two families, including two women and four children, were arrested at Khayerpur, 12 km north of Agartala.

First Published: Tue, January 16 2018. 09:42 IST
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