14 Bangladeshis arrested in Tripura

September 3rd, 2011 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Agartala, Sep 3 (IANS) A total of 14 Bangladeshi nationals, including three women and two children, were Saturday arrested for illegally entering India, police said.

“Acting on a tip-off, the Mobile Task Force (MTF) personnel arrested them from the Tripura capital and brought them before a local court, which later sent them into jail custody,” police spokesman Nepal Das told reporters.

Das, a deputy inspector general of police (police control), said that the foreign nationals were detained under the Indian Passport Act and they would be sent back to Bangladesh after completion of their jail term.

The apprehended intruders, who might have crossed the border in search of jobs, are residents of Moulavi Bazar, Nowakhali, Hatia, Habibganj, Feni, Chattagram, Commilla and Kishoreganj districts of Bangladesh adjoining India.

Indian and Bangladeshi currencies and some official documents were recovered from the detainees.

According to police, the MTF troopers recently intensified their drive to detain illegally migrants from Bangladesh, Myanmar and other countries.

Since last year, the Tripura Police have also detained 23 Myanmar nationals in Tripura and later sent them back to Bangladesh, from where they entered into the Indian territory looking for livelihood and jobs.

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