Guwahati, May 6, 2019
A total of 12 suspected Rohingya from Bangladesh were arrested in Mizoram for entering the state without valid travel documents.
As per information available, eight women and four boys from Bangladesh were taken from a house to Bawngkawn Police Station, Aizawl on May 5th, 2019. It is suspected that they were victims of human trafficking.
Deputy Inspector of Police (Northern Range) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said the arrested people had mobile phones without sim cards in their possession. “Investigation is on to find out their identities,” he said.
The 12 persons were found in the residence of a woman who claimed that her cousin, who lives at Tahan in Myanmar had asked her for favour for keeping the “guests” before being taken to the neighbouring country, NTDV reported.