Suspected Bangladeshis detained at railway station

‘No passport found; they had entered India illegally’

In a joint operation, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and City Police detained 12 persons at Visakhapatnam railway station on Tuesday evening. According to the police, at least seven of the detained are suspected to be Bangladeshi nationals who entered the country illegally.

Sources in the Police Department said that the operation was carried out based on the inputs provided by National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the Bengaluru Police.

“Preliminary investigation suggests that the detained do not have passports and they had entered India some time ago illegally,” City Police Commissioner R.K. Meena said.

The detained persons who reportedly worked at a factory in Bengaluru were returning to West Bengal in the Howrah-Yeshwanthpur Express. It is learnt that the detained persons include three women and a few children.

Sources in the RPF said that the detained were sent to Bengaluru for work by one Mahmadullah from Kolkata. “It could be a case of human trafficking. The Police are investigating from all angels,” sources said.

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