Fourteen Bangladeshi nationals, including four children, were held in Tripura’s Gomati district on Sunday for allegedly entering India illegally, police said.
Acting on a tip-off, raids were conducted at two houses in Baishnabpur village near the international border, and the illegal immigrants were held, said Apu Das, the officer-in-charge of the Sabroom police station.
“We also arrested three locals who provided shelter to these Bangladeshi nationals,” he said.
The 62-km border in the Sabroom subdivision could not be fully fenced due to geographical problems, and human traffickers are using it as a result, Das said.
“We are showing zero tolerance towards human trafficking. Those accused of assisting in infiltration are also being booked under stringent charges that deal with human trafficking,” he said.
Father dies while trying to save son
Bhubaneswar: A man died while trying to rescue his minor son from downing in the Kathajodi river in Odisha’s Cuttack district on Sunday, police said.
The deceased was identified as Saroj Sahu, a native of the Naraj area in Cuttack district, the police said. Sahu, the father of two sons, died while trying to save his eight-year-old younger son from downing at the Kaibartasahi ghat.
“Both father-son duo went to the river for bathing. Suddenly the minor boy slipped into the strong current of the river water. To save him, Saroj went to the deep water. He pulled up his son, But Saroj drowned in the process,” they said.