Dimoria, Aug 23: Seven suspected Bangladeshi tiol, six of whom claimed to have entered India through Dawki in Meghalaya, were apprehended by police in separate incidents at Byrnihat and Digaru.
A West Bengal registered night bus met with an accident at 18th Mile near Byrnihat last night. While police were examining the passengers, they noticed six suspected persons. On questioning by Byrnihat police, the six passengers, which include two females and a minor, admitted to have come from Sylhet in Bangladesh.
"They apparently crossed the border through Dawki. They did not have any documents, but we found Bangladeshi mobile, food stuff and medicines from their possession," a police official said. The infiltrators - identified as Joydul Haque (25), Md Salim (25), Md Siddique (35), Abu Hayat (10), Nur Hayat (12) and Dil Jahar (20) - had reportedly come in search of work and were travelling to Siliguri.
In another incident, following tip-offs from local villagers, police picked up a suspected immigrant identified as Sayed Abdul Kalam Azad from Bamunkhat near Digaru.