Rohingya refugees in a camp in Bangladesh. (File image)

Assam police has arrested eight Rohingya refugees in Hailikandi district of Barak valley for illegally entering India from Myanmar.

Police officials said the Rohingyas were arrested from a house where they had taken shelter.

The house owner Yusuf Ali Mazumdar is on the run, while brother Islamuddin Mazumdar has been arrested, ND TV reported.

In a separate incident, 14 Myanmarese refugees were detained in West Bengal’s New Jalpaiguri.

They had fled from Cox’s Bazaar in Bangladesh and entered India on November 26.

“The Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) troopers on Wednesday from New Jalpaiguri have detained 14 Myanmarese Rohingya refugees, who illegally entered India earlier,” NF Railway chief PRO Subhanan Chanda said.

He said all of the 14 detected passengers were de-trained and taken to GRP thana at New Jalpaiguri.

During interrogation it was found that all of them have fled from the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh and entered India earlier, Chanda said.

The Rohingya refugees were travelling in Agartala-New Delhi Special Rajdhani Express.

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