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5 India-bound Rohingyas detained at Chuadanga border

  • Published at 11:24 pm July 6th, 2018
  • Last updated at 11:27 pm July 6th, 2018
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Five Rohingya youths detained at the Darshana border check post in Chuadanga presented before the media at the Damurhuda model police station on Friday, July 6, 2018 Dhaka Tribune

They were carrying fake Bangladeshi passports

Immigration police detained five Rohingya youths and seized fake Bangladeshi passports from them when they were trying to go to India at the Darshana border check post in Chuadanga’s Damurhuda upazila on Friday.

They are refugees from Kutupalong, Chengkhali, Balukhali and Jamtoli Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.

The five have been identified as Aiyaz Ali, 20, and Sadek Ali, 20, of Kutupalong camp, Saker Ali, 24, of Balukhali camp, Hares Ali, 24, of Jamtoli camp, and Amin Uddin, 21 of Chengkhali camp.

Following their detention in the afternoon, Damurhuda model police station OC Sukumar Bishwas said, the youths also confessed to be Rohingya refugees, who originally came from Myanmar.

He said they were trying to go to India with fake Bangladeshi passports and visas. They had collected the passports from Comilla and the visas from Chittagong.

The OC said legal measures would be taken against them.

According to immigration police, the five youths were detained after the officials at the border check post found discrepancies in their words and papers.

They were handed over to Damurhuda police when they admitted to being Rohingyas during preliminary questioning.