A prominent railway police official stated that ten Rohingya refugees, two Bangladeshis, and their Indian supervisor had all been taken into custody at the Agartala station.
The Rohingyas at the Agartala train station confessed to the police that they had fled the Cox’s Bazar camp in Bangladesh and crossed the border illegally into India.
Amitabh Pal, the superintendent of police for the Government Railway Police (GRP), said they were all waiting to board the Kanchenjunga Express for travel to Kolkata. He also states that 33 Rohingyas were detained at the Agartala train station in February following the most recent arrests, among them three are youngsters.
Pal claims that enemies from the Rohingya community have been entering the state through the open international border from the Sepahijala region. He said that they have increased inspection drives at railway stations to capture all infiltrators.