Guwahati: It seems that Assam, West Bengal and Tripura have become the favourite destinations for illegal Rohingya and Bangladeshi intruders. At least the latest data released by Railway Protection Force (RPF) will compel you to believe this claim. Hundreds of Rohingya are entering Indian territory illegally and vanishing in big cities of the country. Hundreds were nabbed by security agencies, but thousands are still at large roaming around us, poasing a huge security threat to the nation.
Continuing the fight to detect illegal migrants, the RPF of North Frontier Railway, in the month of June 2023, apprehended as many as 62 foreign nationals for illegally entering India. The illegal migrants were apprehended during different drives and checks conducted at various railway stations and trains over this zone. Further, during this month till July 11, 2023, RPF teams apprehended 30 illegal migrants, which includes 18 Rohingyas and 12 Bangladeshi nationals at Kumarghat, Agartala and Jalpaiguri railway stations.
These Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals entered Indian territory illegally and tried to travel to big cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Jammu & Kashmir. Later, apprehended illegal migrants were handed over to the concerned Government Railway Police (GRP) and Border Security Force (BSF) for necessary legal action.
In a recent incident on July 11, 2023, RPF of Dharmanagar Post, jointly with Local Police and BSF personnel, conducted checking at Kumarghat Railway station where they apprehended 12 Rohingiyas (nine males & three females, including one minor girl) who had illegally entered into Indian territory. The Rohingya group were waiting to board a train to travel to the national capital.
Later, the apprehended illegal migrants were taken into custody by BSF/Nalakata (Tripura) for necessary legal action. Again, on that day, acting on information, RPF of Agartala, jointly with GRP/ Agartala, conducted checking at Agartala Railway station and apprehended 3 Bangladeshi nationals (one male & two transgender) for illegally entering into Indian territory. Later, the apprehended illegal migrants were handed over to OC/GRP/Agartala for further legal action.
In another incident on July 10, 2023, RPF of Jalpaiguri Post, during checking in train No. 05750 (Haldibari – New Jalpaiguri Passenger) at Jalpaiguri station, apprehended one male Bangladeshi national who had illegally entered into Indian territory. Later, the apprehended illegal migrant was handed over to OC/GRP/Jalpaiguri for further legal action.
Moreover, on July 9, 2023, RPF of Agartala, jointly with GRP/Agartala, conducted checking at Agartala Railway station and apprehended 06 Rohingyas (two males & four females, including one minor boy) who had illegally entered into Indian territory. Earlier on July 6, 2023, RPF of Agartala, jointly with GRP/Agartala, while checking at Agartala Railway station, apprehended 08 Bangladeshi nationals (five males & three eunuchs) for illegally entering India. Later, the apprehended illegal migrants were handed over to OC/GRP/ Agartala for further legal action.
RPF staff deployed at stations and trains are vigilant and keep a close eye on illegal migrants, Rohingyas and suspected persons. Because of the vigilant RPF personnel effort, 92 Rohingya and Bangladeshi nationals were nabbed within just 40 days.
It should be mentioned that most of the Rohingyas and Bangladeshi nationals entered Indian territory with the help of their Bangladeshi and Indian handlers. The Indian handlers provide these intruders with fake Indian ID cards like Aadhar cards, PAN and voter Ids, and with these fake IDs, they travel to different cities of the country and settle there.
Recently Tripura police arrested a group of Rohingya with fake Indian IDs, and the group was travelling to Delhi in search of a Job. It should be mentioned that 33 Rohingya were arrested at Agartala Railway station in February 2023. In February this year, a total of 68 Rohingya Muslims were arrested in Tripura and along the Assam-Tripura border in 15 days. BSF alone in Tripura arrested 59 Rohingya and 150 Bangladeshi nationals in 2022.