“47 middlemen arrested for facilitating Rohingya and Bangladeshi infiltration in Assam Police-NIA joint operation in 7 states”, Opindia, November 8, 2023:
“Assam police on Wednesday (8 November) said that a total of 47 middlemen or touts were apprehended from the entire country for their role in the illegal immigration of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis into India. They were caught from various states and taken into custody in a nationwide operation conducted by the Assam Police and the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
Addressing a press conference in Guwahati, Special Director General of Police (Admn./Border) Harmeet Singh said that an operation was launched to nab the facilitators of illegal immigration after a group of Rohingyas travelling from Tripura to Assam were caught in February this year. Following this, police increased the vigil along the Indo-Bangladesh border and thwarted the attempt of over 450 illegal Bangladeshis and Rohingyas to enter India with the help of the Border Security Force (BSF).
The 47 touts were arrested early morning today in raids conducted simultaneously in several states by Assam Police and NIA. 25 people from Tripura, 9 from Karnataka, 5 from Assam, 3 from each of West Bengal and Tamil Nadu and 1 from each of Haryana and Telangana have been taken into custody thus far. A special flight has been used to transport the arrested middlemen to Guwahati……”
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