Five ‘Rohingya infiltrators’ held
Acting on a tip-off, the Government Railway Police (GRP) of New Jalpaiguri police station arrested five suspected Rohingya infiltrators on Tuesday.
The five were identified as Abdul Malik, Sophia Begum, Inayat Rehman, Mohammad Hasan and Samsira Begum.
According to police sources, they fled from Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh and infiltrated India. From Agartala, they booked tickets under fake names and boarded a train on January 10 to reach Delhi.
In another incident, a team of Balurghat police in South Dinajpur arrested 12 persons, suspected to be members of a robbery gang, including five Bangladeshis from Naogaon district, on Sunday night.
Debarshi Dutta, the district police chief, said on Tuesday that the accused were arrested from Law College More of Balurghat town. Last week, the Bangladeshis had infiltrated India and with seven others planned a robbery in Balurghat. All the 12 were produced at a local court on Monday. The court sent three to three-day police custody and others to judicial custody. The police, Dutta said, seized sharp weapons, Bangladeshi currency and a vehicle from them.