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Three from Myanmar booked by NIA in case of illegal infiltration, trafficking of Rohingyas

'They were part of a well-organised network of traffickers and touts involved in various illegal activities and were also “engaged in luring vulnerable Rohingya women, who had taken refuge in Bangladesh, into India on the false promises of marriage to Rohingya men', the chargesheet added

Our Special Correspondent New Delhi Published 05.02.24, 05:57 AM
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The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against three Myanmar nationals in a case involving illegal infiltration and trafficking of foreign nationals, primarily of Rohingya origin, into India through the India-Bangladesh border.

An NIA spokesperson on Sunday said the accused were identified as Rabi Islam alias Rabiul Islam, Shafi Alam alias Sayedul Islam and Mohammad Usman — all permanent residents of Maungdaw district in Myanmar.

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According to the NIA, the trio had entered India illegally in collusion with traffickers and touts without valid travel documents.

“They were also involved in facilitating infiltration of numerous other foreign nationals through unauthorised and illegal border routes,” the NIA chargesheet said.

They were part of a well-organised network of traffickers and touts involved in various illegal activities and were also “engaged in luring vulnerable Rohingya women, who had taken refuge in Bangladesh, into India on the false promises of marriage to Rohingya men”, the chargesheet added.

“Such women were then sold for forced marriages across various Indian States including UP, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Telangana, Haryana etc,” the chargesheet said.

The NIA’s probe also uncovered instances and evidence of forgery of documents and established that Rabi Islam and Mohammad Usman had obtained Aadhaar cards fraudulently.

The duo had used these cards to procure multiple SIM cards and open bank accounts, further concealing their true identities.

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