Silchar: Two Ukrainian nationals were detained from a train at Badarpur railway station in Assam’s Karimganj district on Thursday.
The Ukrainian nationals have been identified as 39-year-old Trishchynskyi Volodymyr and 21-year-old Nazari Vozniuk. The duo were travelling from Agartala in Tripura on a New Delhi-bound train without any valid documents like a passport or visa.
A senior official at the Badarpur government railway police station said the duo were detained from Tripura Sundari Express (train number – 14619) at Badarpur railway station, about 30 km from Silchar, at about 7:30 pm on Thursday evening.
Sources at Badarpur railway station said the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel, who were patrolling at the railway station, grew suspicious by the body language of the two Ukrainians and detained them. The Ukraine nationals, who were in B-4 coach of the train, did not have any valid documents like passport or visa with them.
During interrogation, the detainees confessed that they had come to India in February as tourists and reached Tripura after visiting places like New Delhi and Kolkata.
During their stay in Tripura, their passports and visa were stolen, sources said, adding that the Ukraine embassy is being contacted to find out if there is any truth in the statements given by the duo.
Legal action will be taken against them if it is found that the duo had lied to the Railway Police, the sources said.
Karimganj superintendent of police Padmanabh Baruah confirmed on Friday morning confirmed two Ukrainians were under investigation.
“The detained Ukrainians have told us that their passports and visa were stolen. We are trying to verify this by communicating with the Ukraine embassy or in some other way,” SP Baruah said.
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