As the influx of Rohingyas continues, Manipur Police on May 21 arrested eight Rohingyas from Hatta Golapati in Imphal east district. They entered Imphal via Guwahati.
The police apprehended nine people out of which eight were Rohingyas. The police seized four mobile handsets, two UNHCIR ID cards and four fake Aadhaar cards.
Among the arrested ones, four have been identified as Mohammad Younus (27), Mohammad Anwar (28) from Myanmar, and sultana (27) from Bangladesh. There were two eighteen-year old girls and three boys, aged 18, 15 and eight years respectively.
Younus and Anwar had entered India through a Bangladeshi agent. They had reportedly applied for UNHCR card in Delhi through an agent. The duo came to Imphal on May 16, stayed in a rented a room of Md Jamaruddin (70) at Golapati and was looking for a job.
During interrogation, it was revealed that the child and the four teenagers were natives of Buthidaung area of Myanmar. They had migrated to Bangladesh during the Rohingya crisis on September 2017. They stayed in a refugee camp for eight months.
They illegally entered India and came to Guwahati through an Indian agent and later proceeded to Imphal on May 18 where they stayed in Sultana’s house in Golapati.