Karimganj: The Karimganj police on Saturday (30/10/21) arrested 10 Bangladeshi nationals including 4 women in the Assam-Tripura bordering Churaibari area under Bazaricherra police watchpost in Karimganj district during the last 24 hours.
This has created sensations among the local people of Karimganj district. All of them were coming from Dharmanagar in Tripura. They were arrested during routine check-ups of vehicles on three different occasions. An Indian linkman has also been arrested along with them. Police sources said that the arrested illegal migrants revealed that they were on the way to South India from Badarpur railway station. They informed that they work in various restaurants of South Indian cities and they earlier also travelled there through Barak Valley. They illegally enter India via Tripura border through a linkman. Police sources in Karimganj told "Organise", the arrested Bangladeshi confessed that each of them paid 35 thousand to their Indian handlers to safely cross the Indo-Bangladesh border and reach their destinations in south India.
The incharge of Bazaricherra police watchpost, Monoranjan Sinha informed that the arrested Bangladeshis were on the way to Chennai for job. They failed to produce any proper documents during the search. A linkman of the Ratabari area, Bidhan Chandra Das, has also been arrested for helping them to enter India illegally, Sinha added.
Police said that the arrested persons are residents of Rajshahi and Khulna of Bangladesh. The drivers of vehicles have also been picked up for interrogation. The arrested Bangladeshi nationals are Sohail Ahmed, 23, Abdul Gafur, 29, Najma Begum, 25, Sofira Akhtar, 23, Alia Begum, 45, Fatima Akhta, 21, Rajesh Sheikh, 29, Asabul Sheikh, 29, Sanaullah Ankhi, 28, Kawsar Hussain, 20. Assam police initiated an investigation to check this type of illegal infiltration. Police sources believed that there are hundreds of illegal Bangladeshi nationals who had entered Assam via porous areas of the border and working in several big Indian cities. They also manage to arrange fake Indian documents from various forgery document rackets.