A total of 15 Rohingya refugees including six children were detained on Sunday as they were about to board a Silchar-Agartala train from Badarpur railway station in Assam’s Karimganj district.
According to reports, the Rohingya refugees were detained by Railway Police Force (RPF) as they failed to produce any valid documents.
It has been reported that the Rohingya refugees, who travelled from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, where they were looking for jobs, were trying to reach Tripura by train and then to return to Bangladesh.
They were detained by RPF personnel on suspicion in Badarpur railway station.
After questioning, the RPF officials came to know that all the 15 individuals are Rohingya immigrants, who illegally entered India without valid documents.
The RPF informed that from Aligarh, they reached Siliguri by road and from Siliguri, they boarded the Sealdah-Silchar Kanchenjunga Express and reached Silchar on July 22.
On July 23, the group stayed in a hotel and on Sunday, they were on their way to Agartala, the capital city of Tripura.
The RPF team was led by sub-inspector Vinod Kumar.