Alertness of Train Superintendent led to detection of Rohingyas in train

Maligaon, Jan 13: On duty Train Superintendent of the 02501 Agartala – New Delhi Rajdhani Special train was performing his duty after getting on train from Guwahati on 12.01.2021.

During checking of tickets and supporting ID proofs of passengers he got suspicious about few passengers who were travelling in coach no B 7 of the train. The Train Superintendent served a memo for checking of the suspicious passengers by appropriate police authority.

On the basis of the memo, RPF and GRP teams of New Jalpaiguri checked the train when the train arrived at New Jalpaiguri at about 13-40 hrs yesterday. They found that 03 Male, 02 female along with 05 infants of doubtful citizenship are travelling. They were immediately de-boarded from the train at New Jalpaiguri station.

During inquiry they disclosed that they belong to Rohingya community and boarded the train from Agartala station on 11th January. They crossed over to India on 10th January from Comilla on Bangladesh side to Sonamura on Indian side and boarded train from Agartala with the help of an agent. They all fled away from Kutupalong camp located in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh. All the arrested persons were handed over to GRP/New Jalpaiguri for appropriate legal action.

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