Three Bangladeshi officials held in Tripura

Agartala, May 25 (IANS) Tripura Police have arrested three Bangladeshi officials for allegedly entering India through an illegal route, police said here on Wednesday.

“We have arrested three Bangladeshi officials aged between 28 and 38 years on Monday for entering India through the unofficial route in Sonamura (in western Tripura). They hold diplomatic passports,” Sipahijala district police chief Pradip De said.

Later, an Indian youth was also arrested for helping the Bangladeshi officials enter India through the illegal route.

“They are now lodged in Sonamura jail and senior police officials are interrogating them. Huge luggage were also found with the intruder,” De said.

He said the Bangladeshi officials told the police that they intended to go to Turkey via New Delhi. Police are also verifying their passports.

In March, police had arrested 58 Bangladeshi nationals, including women and children, in two phases after they entered Tripura illegally.

Tripura shares an 856-km border with Bangladesh. However, most parts of the frontier are fenced, mountainous and riverine.

–IANS

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