Nine Rhohingya held from Imphal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, May 21, 2018: In continuation to drive against the illegal migrants (rohingyas), Manipur Police on Monday apprehended nine persons including four females from Hatta Golapati area of lmphal East.

Four of the them were identified Mohammad Younus, 27, son of late Abdul Hakim of Laungdung Fakiduang village, Nakura N.M.5 Maundaw, Myanmar; Mohmad Anwar, 28, son of Kulla Miya of Manrunah village, Buthidang, Myanmar; Md.Ismaile, 28, son of Md. Savar Ahamad of Buthidaung Block-II, Myanmar; and Sultana, 27, a resident of Thoubal Moijing, wife of Md, Ayub, who is originally from Bagladesh presently staying at Golapati.

Two of them (nine) are 18 years old girls, one 18 years and one 15 years old boys and one 8 years old boy.

The police recovered four mobile handsets, two UN UNHCR (United Nation High Commissioner for Refugees) ID cards and four fake Aadhar cards.

Briefing the media at Imphal West Police office in the evening DIG K. Jayantakumar said    Mohammad Younus and Mohammad Anwar, stated that they left their country Myanmar in the year 2015 and stayed at a refugee camp at Bangladesh and entered to India illegally without any proper documentation through one Bangladesh agent. On reaching Kolkata, they proceed towards Delhi with one Muslim Indian agent for applying UNHCR ID card and then went to Bethindi Bitatanagar, Jammu and Kashmir and stayed there. From there they came to lmphal on May16 and stayed at Golapati in a rented room of Md. Jamaruddm, 70, son of late Md. Turak Ali of Hata Golapau Maning Leikai looking for the means of livelihood. They were detained at Golapati at 7:45 am.

Md. Lsmaile stated that he along with five minors were native peoples of Buthidaung area of Myanmar. He further stated that, in September, 2017 they migrated to Bangladesh during the Rohingya Muslim crisis at Myanmar and stayed at the refugee camp for about eight months in Bangladesh Then, they came to India through one Muslim agent (name not disclosed) by crossing the India border (location not known) illegally and went to Kolkata. Again, through another India agent (name not disclosed) they were brought to Guwahati through train and then the agent sent them by bus to Imphal. He further stated that they reached lmphal on May 18 and stayed at Hala Golapati at the rented house of Sultana who is from Thoubal Moijing and at present staying at Golapati in a rented room of Md. Jamaruddin Sultana is married to Md. Ayub who is from Bangladesh but now staying at Malaysia. They were detained along with Sultana at 8:20 am, said the DGP.

On preliminary enquiry it is revealed that Sultana and a daughter of late Md. Banarashid of Thoubal Moijing Awang Leikai stated that her husband instructed her to provide shelter and their accommodation to the above mentioned Rohingyas through mobile phone. She further added that her husband left Manipur some years ago but kept in touch her mobile phone. She further added that her husband left Manipur some five years ago, but kept in touch through phone, said the senior police officer.

Further investigations are on to establish the whole racket, says Police.



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