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7 Assam-bound Rohingya Children Detained at Railway Station in Tripura

With this, 68 Rohingya Muslims, mostly children, have been apprehended in Tripura and along the Assam-Tripura border in two weeks.

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Updated:February 3, 2019, 4:23 PM IST
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7 Assam-bound Rohingya Children Detained at Railway Station in Tripura
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Agartala: Security forces on Sunday detained seven children of Rohingya Muslims at a railway station in northern Tripura adjoining Assam, a Railway Protection Force (RPF) official said here.

With this, 68 Rohingya Muslims, mostly children, have been apprehended in Tripura and along the Assam-Tripura border in two weeks.

“Six girls and a boy belonging to Rohingya Muslims were detained at the Dharmanagar railway station (in northern Tripura). The children, all under 18, would be handed over to Tripura Police for further legal formalities,” an official of the RPF of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said.

He said the children accompanied by touts reached Dharmanagar from Agartala by bus and intended to go to Badarpur in southern Assam by train.

“Sensing the presence of RPF troopers, the touts, who were accompanying the children, escaped from the spot (190 km from Agartala). We are also unable to understand the language the children spoke.

"Railway tickets up to Badarpur railway station were found on them. They might have been trafficked by middlemen," the RPF official said.

A police officer said the teenagers would be lodged at a government-run juvenile home.

North Tripura superintendent of police Bhanupada Chakraborty said police would investigate the matter to ascertain how these children came to Tripura.

On January 22, the Border Security Force (BSF) had handed over 31 Rohingya Muslims, including nine women and 16 children, who were stranded along the India-Bangladesh border since January 18, to the Tripura Police.

They are now in judicial custody.

On January 21, another 30 Rohingyas were caught along the Tripura-Assam border by the Assam Police. They are also in judicial custody in southern Assam.

According to the BSF, 62 Rohingya Muslims were arrested last year after they entered India (Tripura) illegally.

Tripura has an 856 km-long border with Bangladesh, most of which is fenced except a stretch of nearly 20 km.

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