Thirty-one Bangladeshi nationals were on Monday held by Guwahati RPF at Guwahati Railway Station while they were trying to board the Agartala-bound Kanchanjunga Express en route Bangladesh. GRPF officials said the Bangladeshi nationals comprising 10 men, 8 women and 13 children had landed at Guwahati Railway Station last night after coming from Bangalore where they were engaged in petty work, mainly as labourers.
They were detained from platform number one, GRPF officials said.
The Bangladeshi nationals, hailing from Bagerhat district under Khulna division, confessed to have entered India around 2-3 years ago and had gone to Bangalore where they were engaged mostly as labourers.
“They had come from Bangalore and alighted from the train yesterday. They stayed at the station premises last night and were about to board the Agartala-bound Kanchanjunga Express, planning to go to their native village at Bagerhat district under Khulna division in Bangladesh, when they were held,” a GRP official said.
Assam: 31 Bangladeshi nationals were apprehended in Guwahati while they were planning to go back to Bangladesh via Agartala.They were held from Guwahati railway station platform No. 1.They had been working in Bengaluru for last 3 years. pic.twitter.com/6HpAmqh4Nr
— ANI (@ANI) October 15, 2018
The Bangladeshi nationals are being questioned with railway police officials claiming that they will follow existing procedures before they could possibly be handed over to authorities of the neighbouring countries.