Tripura: Police arrest five Bangladeshi nationals for illegal entry

On the basis of a tip-off, Tripura Police arrested five Bangladeshi for illegal entry at the Baijalbari outpost on Sunday.
Tripura Police

AGARTALA: On the basis of a tip-off, Tripura Police arrested five Bangladeshi for illegal entry at the Baijalbari outpost on Sunday. The individuals were intercepted while traveling in a passenger vehicle and arrested by officers at the outpost later. OC Baijalbari Sub-Inspector Repon Uchoi said, "On the basis of a tip-off, five Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from a passenger car at Baikalbari Naka Point. These five Bangladeshis entered India through the border area of Asaram Bari. The real reason for their intrusion will come out only after police investigation."

Following their arrest, the five Bangladeshi nationals were handed over to Khowai police station for further questioning and necessary legal action. Authorities are expected to release more details as the investigation progresses.

Earlier, eight Bangladeshi nationals headed for Pune, including seven women, were arrested on May 13 from the Agartala railway station for illegally entering the country, the police said.

The Government Railway Police (GRP) and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in a joint operation arrested the eight Bangladeshi nationals along with an Indian middleman who were about to board the Kolkata-bound Kanchanjunga Express.

The detainees told the police that from Kolkata, they planned to go to Pune in Maharashtra in search of jobs.

These incidents follow another recent operation by Tripura Police, who apprehended 16 Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, in two separate incidents within the Dhalai district on May 5. Acting on intelligence inputs, the Gandacherra Police Station conducted a raid at Mas Kumbhir Para and detained 11 Bangladeshi individuals, including three minors.

During the search, police discovered travel tickets, Bangladeshi COVID-19 vaccination documents, and Bangladeshi currency. These findings underscore the ongoing challenges of monitoring and securing the border between India and Bangladesh.

The authorities are intensifying their efforts to curb illegal immigration, emphasizing the importance of legal documentation and border security. The arrested individuals are now facing legal proceedings for their unauthorized entry into Indian territory.

As Tripura continues to deal with these challenges, the state remains vigilant in its efforts to uphold national security and manage cross-border movement. The recent arrests highlight the ongoing need for stringent border control measures and coordinated intelligence operations to prevent illegal immigration.

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