5 Rohingyas arrested in Guwahati Railway Station

Guwahati, May 14 (PTI): Five suspected Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, including a woman, were apprehended by Government Railway Police (GRP) from Guwahati station on Tuesday, officials said.


Initially the woman and two men were apprehended and based on their interrogation, two other Rohingyas were also nabbed from the station, the GRP officials said.


During routine checking, a GRP team found the woman carrying a court order granting her bail, following her arrest in Manipur.


The men had train tickets to Delhi while the woman had a platform ticket.


Documents for obtaining Refugee Certificates from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New Delhi were recovered from them, the officials said.


Fake Aadhaar cards, cigarettes, white coffee, made in the neighbouring country, were also recovered from their possession, they said.


Preserved fruit packets, sweets and other items made in Myanmar were also seized.


The five persons were identified as Makakmyayum Shenaz, Md Zubar, Md Kamal Hussain, Nurul Hakim and Md Kalimula.


Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had recently claimed that a “systematic process” was on to push Rohingya Muslims into the state by “some vested interests” who were making concerted efforts to settle them in Assam and developing a network to raise donations for them.