PTI | AGARTALA, Jan 24, 2019
The BSF and the State police have increased vigilance along India-Bangladesh border to check infiltration of Rohingya Muslims, Director General of Police (DGP) Akhil Kumar Shukla said Wednesday, two days after 30 refugees were apprehended at Churaibari in Assam.
The immigrants, including 12 children, were on their way to Guwahati from Agartala in a bus on Monday, when the Assam Police held them at Churaibari in Assam’s Karimganj district, about 200 km from here.
They were sent to jail by a district court on Tuesday.
Last week, 31 Rohingyas were holed up behind the barbed wire fencing along the Bangladesh boundary in Tripura, as the border guards of both sides debated over their status.
“The Border Security Force (BSF) and the State police have been put on alert to ensure that no new Rohingya Muslims enter into our territory through the India-Bangla international border,” Shukla said.
CL Belwa, DIG of BSF (Tripura Frontier), said Rohingyas make their way to India through different routes in the east and then move to other parts of the country for job and livelihood.