Tripura Police on Monday arrested 18 Bangladeshi infiltrators armed with Aadhar Cards from Nazurpura village of Sipahijala district.
These infiltrators allegedly sneaked in from Bangladesh armed with Aadhaar cards, and claiming they were from Murshidabad in West Bengal.
The 18 were thought to be Rohingya at first, but they produced Aadhaar cards to claim to be Indians.
Residents of Adamnagar village in Sepahijala district bordering Bangladesh caught the 18 people and handed them over to police.
The police said the villagers had claimed that in the last three days, at least 2,500 Bangladeshis had sneaked into India through Nazurpura village.
It must be mention here that about 9-km stretch of Tripura’s 856 km border with Bangladesh in the district is unfenced.
Police are trying to establish if the Aadhaar cards are genuine and how the 18 reached Tripura from West Bengal via Bangladesh.
Sepahijala superintendent of police Sudipta Das said they were yet to get permission to interrogate the youths who are in judicial custody till November 6. “We are trying to find
Meanwhile Tripura has been on a high alert following the perception that the Rohingya Muslims could try and sneak in from the neighbouring country as lakhs of the Rohingyas had fled to Bangladesh in the wake of the violence against them in Myanmar.