Acting on a tip-off, the Kolkata-based military intelligence department and Assam Police conducted a joint operation and apprehended two Rohingya from Badarpur railway station in southern Assam’s Karimganj district.
They were allegedly on their way from Jammu and Kashmir to Bangladesh via Karimganj border in Assam.
A senior police official in Badarpur said the Myanmarese nationals were arrested from platform No. 1 of Badarpur station on Monday. The arrested persons have been identified as Jamal Hossain (26) and Amir Hakim (18). Police have seized cash of Rs 10,230 (Indian currency notes), 980 taka (Bangladesh currency notes) and a mobile phone from their possession.
During interrogation, Jamal confessed to police that he had lived in a mosque at Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir from 2016 to 2018. He had come to India from Bangladesh in 2012 and went to Jammu and Kashmir.
Amir also told police that he had come to India from Bangladesh around six months ago and lived in Jammu. Both of them were about to go to Bangladesh for which they came to Badarpur station.
The police official said the arrested Rohingya were handed over to Badarpur police.