The Tripura Police, on May 27, detained 11 Bangladeshi nationals from the Inter-State Bus Terminus (ISBT) in Dharmanagar of Tripura’s north district which shares a border with Assam.
Speaking with reporters, Dharmanagar Sub-divisional Police Officer Soumya Debbarma said among the 11 people who had entered India illegally, 7 are men, 2 are women, and 2 are children.
The police said that during the preliminary interrogation of the Bangladeshi nationals, they revealed that they had entered India with the help of a broker. They, however, were unable to point out the area on the border through which they had come.
Upon further inquiry, they revealed that after travelling for four hours, they arrived at the ISBT in Dharmanagar to leave for Guwahati where the broker was to arrange work for them. The police said the broker took around Rs 15,000 from them.
Apart from the two children, the 9 arrested have been identified as Shahidul Mollah (28), Mohammad Alamin Mia (24), Mohammad Mollah (18), Sabir Sheikh (20), Raju Sheikh (40), Ahad Mia (21), Rahul Sheikh (17), Bina Begum (48), and Kulsum Begum (23).
The police suspects that there is an ongoing racket whereby people are being illegally brought across the border from Bangladesh to India at a price.
Source: The Meghalayan
BDST: 1359 HRS, May 28, 2022