Twenty-four Bangladeshi youths with suspected terror links were on Thursday arrested from the Agartala railway station, a senior police official said.
All were carrying fake Aadhaar cards, the official said, adding that a team of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) is coming from Guwahati to interrogate the youths on Friday.
"All of them were carrying fake Aadhaar cards, showing they were issued from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. We checked the Aadhaar cards online and found they were fake. Some of them had identity cards issued from different madrassas of our country," MTF Superintendent of Police Abhijit Chowdhury told PTI
The 24 Bangladeshis reached Agartala from Delhi in the Tripura Sundari Express, Chowdhury said.
The MTF, a section of the state police, deals with illegal immigration and related cases.
Acting on a tip-off, Mobile Task Force (MTF) personnel raided the railway station and arrested them.
"we cannot rule out the possibility of their link with any terrorist outfit. The youths were not carrying any valid passports. Three had Bangladeshi passports but those have been expired long back," Chowdhury said.
The DGP has asked various central and state intelligence agencies to interrogate them.
(With inputs from agencies)