Guwahati: Three Rohingya Muslims were detained by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Lumding town in Central Assam’s Hojai district on Sunday morning.
Superintendent of Railway Police Hemanta Das said: “They were detained after locals spotted them and intimated the police.
“Our sleuths wanted to see their documents but they failed to produce any visa or valid travel document.”
During the initial interrogation, it was revealed that they first came to Bangladesh from Myanmar and then entered India. They also told the locals that they have been living in Hyderabad for a long time.
“The three were identified as Samshn Alam (51), Shamser Alam (32) and Shabir Ahmed (64) years,” the officer said. “Our sleuths are interrogating them to know how they entered the state.”
The police and other security agencies have detained several Rohingyas from different areas of Assam in the past few weeks. Most of them have confessed that they first entered Bangladesh from Myanmar and then India through the International Border in Agartala.