Guwahati, Aug 13 : The troops of Assam Rifles and Manipur police have arrested seven Myanmar Muslims suspected to be Rohingyas along with one Myanmar transporter from Moreh area in Manipur along Indo-Myanmar border last night.
According to the reports, during checking along Indo-Myanmar border, the troops of Assam Rifles and Manipur police have arrested the suspected Rohingyas along with a transporter from the border area while they were trying to cross the border.
During interrogation, the arrested Myanmar nationals revealed that, they were first moved to Thailand from Myanmar and then enter India through Bangladesh.
They also revealed that, they had resided at Deoband in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi for last two years without Passport and Visa and they had collected duplicate Aadhar card and Indian Voter ID card.
They came to cross the border passing through North Eastern states by train and bus.
The arrested Myanmar nationals were identified as 23-year-old Yemin Let alias Md. Zaid, 27-year-old Aung Myo Htut alias Md. Arafat, 24-year-old Arkar Naing alias Musaffar, 25 –year-old Zin ko Leuin alias Abdul Qadim, 22-year-old Nay thu Rain Tun alias Md. Nayar, 28-year-old Aung chaye alias Sheikh Ahamed, 25-year-old Tinmyint alias Zubair and 30-year-old Aung Yun alias Htay Aung (transporter).
For further legal action they were handed over to Moreh police station.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)