19 Myanmarese held in West Bengal without valid travel documents

  • PTI, Malda
  • Updated: Jan 20, 2016 18:06 IST

Altogether 19 Myanmar nationals, who were reportedly going to Delhi in search of job, were arrested from a railway station in this district, a GRP official said on Wednesday.

The 19 Myanmarese, including 11 women and 5 children, were found loitering suspiciously at Samsi station on Tuesday night when GRP personnel questioned them, inspector-in-charge, Malda Town GRP, Krishnagopal Dutta said.

They were arrested after it was found that they did not have any travel document, he said.

During questioning, it was learnt that they had come to Bangladesh from their country around 10 days ago and entered West Bengal through Hili border in South Dinajpur district, Dutta said.

They planned to take a train from Samsi to Katihar in Bihar and subsequently reach Delhi in search of job, he added.

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