Tripura Police Apprehend 11 Suspected Bangladeshi En-route Guwahati

Tripura Police have arrested eleven Bangladeshi nationals (suspects) in North Tripura town of Dramanagar. On the basis of initial interrogation, the police reported that the group of seven men, two women and two children entered Indian territory with the help of an agent and headed to Guwahati, Assam.

“Eleven suspected Bangladeshi nationals including two women and two children have been arrested from Dharmanagar Inter-State Bus Terminus ISBT. Moreover, BSF has today extradited another Bangladeshi national, all of whom are in Dharmanagar at present,” Saumya reported Debbarma SDPO, Dharmanagar.

“We are all familiar and hail from the same place in Bangladesh. We met an agent there who does all this. We gave him money and he helped us cross the border. He had an agent from the Indian side who greeted us and took us to the ISBT in Dharmanagar. Sahidul Mullah, who admitted to being from Bangladesh, said, “We have been told that an agent in Guwahati will receive us and arrange our accommodation and work,” he said.

Police reported that they traveled three to four hours to the international border to reach the interstate bus station. The detainees also reported that the agent charged them with 5,000 to 1,000 rupees per person in Indian value to force them to cross the border and reach their destination.

According to the police record, the detainees with the exception of the minors are – Sahidul Mulla, Muhammad Alamin Miah, Muhammad Mulla, Saber Sheikh, Raju Sheikh, Uhud Miah, Rahul Sheikh, Bina Begum and Kulsum Begum. All were held under Section 3 of the Passport Act.

Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi national – Sarmanuddin was arrested by Banque Saudi Fransi 13 billion when he was trying to cross the border in Yaqoubnagar, according to SDPO Saumya Debbarma. Young people have been living in the Indian Territory since one year.

It is worth noting that earlier this year, the Assam Police Special Branch arrested five people including a Bangladeshi for their alleged links to a group in the neighboring country that has affiliation with Al-Qaeda.

According to the police, the five people were all arrested from Barpeta, Holi and Calgache for their alleged association with a Bangladesh-based “jihadi” (Islamic terrorist organization) group and affiliation with Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). .

During the investigation, it was found that Saif al-Islam known as Harun Rashid and alias Muhammad Suman, a Bangladeshi citizen who entered India illegally was working as a teacher in the Dhakalipara Mosque (mosque).

Likewise, the Assam Police has formed a report on the investigation into the arson incident at the Pattarapa Police Station, as well as investigating whether the notoriously infamous incident had any Bangladeshi connection with it. Speaking to the media on the issue, Director General of Assam Police, Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta, said intelligence reports indicate that extremist elements from Bangladesh are working on their plans to indoctrinate the local Muslim population of the country towards militant Islam. He added that these elements are working strategically to pave the way for jihadists and factions such as Al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia to spread their tentacles in Assam.

Moreover, Assam has already approached the High Court to re-verify the NRC, the NRC state coordinator in Assam has filed a FIR with the CID against his predecessor and accused him of being anti-patriotic and allowing the error to take place in the final. The Norwegian Refugee Council has made many illegal Bangladeshi names an Indian citizen.

(with input from Bana Ghosh)

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