A month after BJP government notified the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), nine Hindu Bangladeshi nationals illegally entered Tripura on Monday.
The Bangladeshi nationals were arrested at Simna along the Indo-Bangladesh border in the state, after they illegally crossed over the international border.
The CAA has come into force from January 10, 2020.
Simna is in West Tripura district and around 50 kilometers from Agartala.
Police said the Bangladeshi nationals entered India without valid documents and passport.
The local residents Matai caught them and informed local IPFT MLA Brish Ketu Debbarma, who subsequently called West Tripura Police.
MLA Debbarma said the Bangladesh nationals entered Tripura with the help of middlemen.
Each of them paid Rs 10,000 to the middlemen for facilitating their safe entry into India.
Of the nine detained Bangladeshi nationals, two are children, three men and six women.
They have been identified as Bakul Das (30), Putul Das (75), Anil Das (70), Ranjan Das (44), Ranika Das (7), Susmita Das (20), Rima Das (14), Minu Das (45).
They have been kept at Sidhai Police station.