Assam: Thirty-one Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from platform No. 1 in Guwahati railway station on Monday for possessing no valid documents to support their citizenship in India, reported ANI. The illegal immigrants were detained by the Railway Protection Force while they were on their way to go back to their country through Agartala. The immigrants had planned to reach their ancestral home in Bangladesh ahead of the Durga Puja celebrations. Also Read - Coronavirus in Assam: Week-long Complete Lockdown in Dima Hasao District From Monday, Govt Says Guwahati in ‘Real Pandemic Phase’

The foreigners were arrested when they were about to board the Kanchenjunga Express en route to Agartala, Tripura. Upon investigation, police found that Bangladeshi nationals had been working in Bengaluru for the last 3 years. The 31 Bangladeshi nationals had ten males, eight females and 13 children. When the Railway Police interrogated the foreigners, they revealed that they had illegally entered India two to three years ago.

As per a report, the foreigners reached Bangalore before going to Guwahati on Sunday. Upon reaching the Guwahati railway station, they spent the night there.

On October 13, police arrested three illegal immigrants from Bangladesh namely Saeedullah Ghazi (42), a native of Baigasa village of Khulna district, along with his wife Ratna (40) and son Samim (22). The immigrants had moved to Kolkata 15 years back. Later they shifted to Mathura and subsequently to Agra in search of better job opportunity. An FIR has been filed against the family under IPC section 420 (Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property), 467 (Forgery of valuable security, will, etc), 468 (Forgery for purpose of cheating), 471 (Using as genuine a forged document) and foreign citizen act section 2, 13 and 14.

In a similar incident last month, three Bangladeshi nationals namely Mohammed Hafiz Molla, Ayar Ali and Mohammed Bablu Molla from Bhulbari village of Gopalganj district in Bangladesh were arrested in Assam’s Hailakandi district for violating the Indian Passport Act, 1967.

(With Agency Inputs)