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35 Bangladeshis held by BSF
Agartala: Altogether 35 infiltrators from neighbouring Bangladesh, including 24 women and three children, were apprehended by BSF from Raisyabari market in Dhalai district near Indo-Bangla international border.
Acting on a tip-off, a contingent of BSF raided the market on Friday evening, about 140 km from here, and apprehended the Bangladeshis, who came there to sell their produces, a senior police officer said on Saturday.
The Bangladeshis had entered into the Indian territory from Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), which shared a long border with Dhalai district. Superintendent of Police (Police Control room), Uttam Bhowmik said the infiltrators did not carry any valid documents for crossing over the border and BSF handed them over them to police.
Police arrested 23 Bangladeshi infiltrators from Gandacherra of the same district on last Wednesday.
Tripura shares 856 km long border with the neighbouring country and about 750 km of the border was fenced so far to check infiltration, smuggling and cross border migration. (PTI)