12 Rohingya refugees, including five children and two women, who tried to enter India from Bangladesh, have refused to leave the Zero Line along the India-Bangladesh border in Tripura for the past three days.
BSF officials said the 12 Rohingyas tried to enter India from Bangladesh through the Boxanagar border in western Tripura on Thursday but they were stopped by BSF troopers.
“A commandant level meeting was held between the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) on Thursday in which the latter agreed to take back the refugees, but the group has refused to leave the Zero Line,” a BSF official said.
The official said that the refugees are carrying identity cards issued by the Bangladeshi authorities.
“They are the inmates of Rohingya refugee camp in Chittagong,” he said.
Earlier this week too, Tripura police arrested two Rohingya men from Rajnagar area near the India-Bangladesh international border.
According to the BSF and the police, over 250 Rohingya Muslims have been detained during the past one year in Tripura, southern Assam and Mizoram after they fled the Rohingya refugee camps in Chittagong in southeast Bangladesh.