24 Bangladeshis have been arrested from the Agartala railway station for intruding into the state without valid passports. The youths had arrived in the state from different states through trains.

Acting on intelligence inputs, the Tripura Police Mobile Task Force nabbed the Bangladeshi nationals who were planning to cross over to the other side of the border. During interrogation, those arrested revealed that they had reached India with valid documents in 2015 to pursue studies in a Madrassa in Uttar Pradesh.

However, the validity of their Visa expired before they could finally renew it. The arrested nationals further revealed that their friends in Uttar Pradesh suggested that they could easily cross over to their native country through the porous India-Bangladesh border.

Documents and identity cards of madrasas of different states along with mobile phones and Indian currencies were found from the intruders. Meanwhile, Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that the police is investigating the matter.

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