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11 Bangladeshi Hindus arrested in Meghalaya

IANS  |  Shillong 

Eleven Bangladeshi Hindu nationals, including four minors, were nabbed by the (BSF) in distinct, the said on Thursday.

An Indian national, Manmohan Majumdar of West Bengal's district, believed to be a tout, was also arrested.

The Bangladeshi nationals were arrested on Wednesday during checking of vehicles on Hill road 62 between Baghmara, the district and Tura, the district headquarters of West Garo Hills, U.K.Nayal said.

They claimed they had relatives who lived in West Bengal's district.

"At present, ahead of the in Bangladesh, a tense situation is prevailing in Under these circumstances, minority community are seemingly feeling insecure in Bangladesh," Nayal said in a statement.

He said these arrested Bangladeshis were trying to infiltrate into Indian territory through unfenced jungle area for further safe passage.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 20:56 IST