Ten Bangladesh nationals were detained from Rajnagar area of India’s Tripura while returning home on Friday last, reports The Indian Express.
We came 7 months back to work as daily wagers... There is no work these days due to lockdown. So, we were going back to Bangladesh.
The Indian media outlet said, “…ten Bangladeshi nationals, who entered the country illegally, were arrested near the Indo-Bangla border in Agartala city on Friday while trying to go back.”
The report also said all of them were daily workers and they entered India with the ‘help of some passing-agent seven months ago.’
“We came 7 months back to work as daily wagers. We stayed at Bitterban slum here. There is no work these days due to lockdown. So, we were going back to Bangladesh”, one of the detainees was quoted to have said.
Director general of Tripura police Rajiv Singh told the media that the law enforcement came to know that they went to India 6-7 months back.
“They would be produced before the court as per protocol,” he was quoted to have said.