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Tuesday December 19, 2017 02:10 AM

Five including 3 Rohingyas detained from Dhaka’s Demra

Five including 3 Rohingyas detained from Dhaka’s Demra

Acting on a tip-off, the RAB 10 team detained the refugees from Mokhlesur's house in Demra around 6am

Five people, including three Rohingya refugees, were detained by a team of Rapid Action Battalion on Wednesday from Dhaka’s Demra area.

The three Rohingyas – Setara Begum, 25, her daughter Shafiqua, 6, and Jaheda Begum, 16 – were attempting to flee the country with fake passports. The two other detainees –  Raju Mollah, 45, and Mokhlesur Rahman, 65 – were middlemen, helping the Rohingyas to flee the country.

Acting on a tip-off, the RAB 10 team detained the refugees from Mokhlesur’s house in Demra around 6am, a press from the elite force said.

During primary interrogation, the detainees disclosed that Setara’s family entered Bangladesh during the Rohingya influx on September 3.

Setara’s younger brother Salimullah illegally went to from Myanmar three years ago. He lives there with Raju Mollah’s nephew Rafiqul Islam and got married to Jaheda over phone six months ago.

Raju Mollah was trying to send Salimullah’s sister and wife to Malaysia by making them fake Bangladeshi passports.

After the drive, a mobile court led by Executive Magistrate Gausul Azam ordered to send Setara and her daughter to Balukhali Rohingya Camp and Jaheda to Jamtoli camp in Ukhiya.

The release also said that legal actions have been taken against the detainees.

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