Officials found discrepancies in their words and papers. They were handed over to Damurhuda police when they admitted to being Rohingyas during preliminary questioning, immigration police officials said.
The five have been identified as Aiyaz Ali, 20; Sadek Ali, 20; Saker Ali, 24; Hares Ali, 24; and Amin Uddin, 21. They are refugees various camps in Cox's Bazar.
The youths were trying to go to India with fake Bangladeshi passports and visas. They had collected the passports from Comilla and the visas from Chittagong, said Sukumar Biswas, the officer-in-charge of Damurhuda police station.
The fake Bangladeshi passports have been seized, the OC said, adding that legal measures would be taken.
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