Assam Police have arrested 10 Bangladeshi nationals at Churaibari under the Bazaricherra police outpost along the Assam-Tripura border.

The Bangladeshi nationals reportedly entered Assam from Dharmanagar in Tripura.

The Bangladeshis were arrested during routine check-ups of vehicles.

The arrested Bangladeshi nationals told the police that they were on their way to Kerala, where they work in restaurants.

They said they work in various cities in South India and have traveled there from the Barak Valley before.

They said that they entered India with the help of a linkman in Tripura.

Meanwhile, one Bidhan Chandra Das, suspected to be a linkman in Ratabari, has also been arrested for helping them enter India illegally.

The arrested Bangladeshis have been identified as Sohail Ahmed, Abdul Gafur, Najma Begum, Sofira Akhtar, Alia Begum, Fatima Akhta, Rajesh Sheikh, Asabul Sheikh, Sanaullah Ankhi and Kawsar Hussain. All of them are in their 20s, with most of them in their early 20s and most of them are residents of Rajshahi and Khulna in Bangladesh.

The accused were produced before the Karimganj District Court.

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