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RPF detains nine suspected Rohingyas along with human trafficker from Jammu

In a major breakthrough in the chain of human trafficking in the Northeast to other parts of the country

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 July 2021 1:57 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: In a major breakthrough in the chain of human trafficking in the Northeast to other parts of the country, personnel of the RPF (Railway Protection Force) has detained 10 suspected Rohingyas along with one human trafficker.

Acting on a tipoff, the RPF team carried out a search operation in Train no 05626 Agartala-Deoghar Express at the Guwahati Railway station, and detained the 11 people, informed RPF sources.

Following preliminary investigation by the Railway Police, it was found that the group comprises a human trafficker from India along with nine victims from Myanmar (two males, six females and a child). They were travelling to Delhi from where the victims were to be shifted to one of the Rohingiya camps in Jammu or Hyderabad. The trafficker has been identified as Aman Ullah (29 years) — who is a Kashmiri youth. He works as a rickshaw puller at Badarpur in Karimganj district of Assam.

The other nine persons (all from Myanmar) detained are six females — Hadiya Begum (22 years); Fatima Begum (25), Rukiya Begum (23), Rashida Begum (18); Sofika Begum (20); and Himada Begum (22); besides males Abdul Zabar (22); Rizvaan (23); and a minor girl of three years). Aman Ullah had promised jobs and also train fare for the group.

Meanwhile, the RPF has handed over the group to GRP (Government Railway Police) who is carrying out further probe into the matter.

As revealed to the GRP by the group, they entered Tripura from Bangladesh; and from Tripura, the group proceeded to Assam. They also claimed to possess IDs (Identity Cards) from UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). However, police is investigating the validity of those IDs.

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