As many as 31 suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, including eight women and 13 children were detailed at Guwahati Railway Station on Monday, the police said on Monday.
The suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants were apprehended when they were on their way to Bangladesh via Agartala, Railway Police Deputy Superintendent Iftekar Ali said.
“They could not produce any valid document to prove their Indian citizenship. ... They then confessed that they hail from Bagerhat district in Khulna division of Bangladesh,” PTI quoted Ali as saying.
According to police officials, the detainees told interrogators that they had entered India two-three years ago and moved to Bangalore where they did trivial jobs.
The group had reached Guwahati on Sunday by the Bangalore Express and spent the night on the station platform. They were held at the station while preparing to board Kanchanjunga Express.
“They were on their way to Bangladesh via Agartala to visit their homes ... Investigation is on,” Ali added.