The railway police detained six illegal Rohingya migrants at Dharmanagar railway station in the North district of Tripura on Monday, August 28.
As per Tripura police sources, these Rohingya migrants were en route from Dharmanagar to Delhi.
An official statement mentioned, “We have held in custody of six Rohingya individuals, including one male and five females. They were detained due to suspicious behavior observed at Dharmanagar railway station.”
The statement further said, “During interrogation, they admitted to being Rohingya and confirmed their intention to travel from Agartala railway station, passing through Dharmanagar, on their way to Delhi.”
The detainees acknowledged their Rohingya background, originating from Myanmar. However, they could not provide any valid forms of legal identification.
The individuals were identified as Binija Begum (18 years), Ajmira Bibi (18 years), Rehana Akter (18 years), Azmida Begum (19 years), Jamal Hossain (36 years) and Rash Meena (18 years).
The statement added, “All journeyed from Bangladesh and are en route to Delhi in pursuit of employment opportunities. A comprehensive investigation is presently underway.”