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Manipur police arrests 8 Rohingyas in Imphal

Manipur police on Monday arrested 8 Rohingyas, including 5 minors from the state capital, Imphal.

According to a report in The Indian Express, four mobiles phones, two ID-cards of United National High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and four fake Aadhaar were also recovered from the illegal migrants.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Manipur police K. Jayenta said Imphal East district police arrested the Rohingyas from a rented house in Hatta Golapati of Imphal around 7.30 on Monday.

The arrested migrants have been identified as Mohammad Younus, 27, of Laungdung Fakiduang village, Nakura N.M.5, Muandaw, Myanmar, Mohammad Anwar, 28, of Maurnah village Buthidaung Myanmar and Md. Ismaile, 28, of Buthidaung block-II Myanmar.

However, the identities of the minors which include two girls have not been disclosed.

The migrants entered India with the help of a Bangladeshi agent, identified as Md. Ayub, after crossing Indo-Bangladesh border, said the DIG. It is learnt that Md. Ayub is currently staying in Malaysia.

The Bangladesh agent, who is married to one of the local lady from Thoubal Moijing, made all the arrangement for the migrants here in Imphal after contacting his wife over the phone, added the DIG.

Police also arrested the agent’s wife, identified as Sultana, 27, from his rented house in Hatta Golapati Imphal.

It has been informed that based on preliminary investigation, Younus, came to Imphal on May 16. He left Myanmar in 2015 and stayed at a refugee camp at Bangladesh and entered India illegally without any proper documents through the Bangladeshi agent.

On reaching Kolkata, they proceeded to Delhi with another agent where they applied for the UNHCR and went to Bethindi Bitatanagar, Jammu and Kashmir and later came to Imphal.

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