At least 16 people including 10 Rohingya refugees were detained by the Railway Police Force (RPF) at Agartala railway station, for “illegally entering India”, officials said on Sunday.
Government Railway Police (GRP) Station in-charge Rana Chatterjee said to ANI news agency that based on an input, the RPF detained a total of 16 people including three children from the station. This included 12 foreign nationals; two Bangladeshi and 10 Rohingyas.
The detained also included a middleman named Abhijit Deb of Madhupur, the police claimed.
They were about to board the Kanchanjunga Express to Kolkata at 8:05 am from Agartala Railway Station.
They were sent for medical examination before being produced in court, the news agency reported.