Ten Rohingya refugees detained at New Jalpaiguri station
Three men, two women along with five minors were detained by the Railway Police Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) teams from the New Jalpaiguri Station on Tuesday after they failed to produce citizenship documents.
On duty train superintendent of the Agartala-New Delhi special Rajdhani train, while checking of tickets and supporting ID proofs of passengers, got suspicious about a few passengers who were travelling in the train.
A memo was served by the superintendent for checking of the suspicious passengers by the police authority. Based on the memo, RPF and GRP teams of New Jalpaiguri station checked the train when the train arrived and found that three men, two women along with five minors were of doubtful citizenship.
They were immediately de-boarded from the train at the New Jalpaiguri station and disclosed during the enquiry that they are from the Rohingya community and had boarded the train from Agartala on January 11.
According to reports, they crossed over to India on January 10 from Comilla on the Bangladesh side to Sonamura on the Indian side and boarded the train from Agartala with the help of an agent after fleeing away from Kutupalong camp located in Cox’s Bazar of Bangladesh.