Security personnel recovered Myanmar made preserved fruit packets, sweets, white coffee and other items which were in their possession
Guwahati: Five Rohingya Muslims including a woman were arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) at Guwahati railway station on Tuesday.
According to reports, the RPF and GRP sleuths arrested the Rohingyas from platform 1 in the railway station while they were trying to go to Delhi.
A top official of GRP said that the security personnel deployed at Guwahati railway station had apprehended two boys and a girl after they suspected them and then interrogated them.
"They weren't able to show any identity proof, documents and were later arrested along with two others," the GRP official said.
The arrested Rohingyas were identified as Makakmyayum Sahenas, MD Zubar, Md Kamal Hussain, Nurul Hakim and Md Kalimula, all hailing from Myanmar.
Security personnel recovered Myanmar made preserved fruit packets, sweets, white coffee and other items which were in their possession.
Manipur police had earlier arrested five Rohingyas in 2018. During interrogation, they revealed that they were trying to obtain the certificate of Refugee Status from UNHCR, New Delhi.
On April 24, police arrested eight Rohingya women in Mizoram. They were arrested from an Aizawl bound passenger bus going from the southern Assam city Silchar at Vairenti police check post.
Police had also arrested five Rohingya girls along with a broker at Churaibari area along the Assam-Tripura border last month, while they were trying to enter Assam without valid documents.
Since January this year, security forces have arrested 55 Rohingyas in the North Eastern region.
On January 21 this year, 30 Rohingyas including 12 minors were arrested by the police from a Guwahati-bound passenger bus in Assam's Karimganj district along the Assam-Tripura border.
On February 2, seven Assam bound Rohingya children were arrested by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) from a railway station in Tripura.
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Last Updated May 14, 2019, 3:02 PM IST