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5 Rohingyas headed to Delhi seeking refugee status arrested in Guwahati

Five suspected Rohingyas from Myanmar who were on their way to Delhi were arrested by government railway police (GRP) from Guwahati railway station on Tuesday.

The five were about to board a train to Delhi when they were arrested for failing to provide proper identity documents.

“They are being questioned by senior officers. But preliminary inquiry suggests that they had entered India through the Indo-Myanmar border in Manipur and were bound for Delhi,” said sub-inspector Biswajit Rabha.

The five had reportedly been arrested by Manipur Police last year as well and were trying to procure refugee status from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in New Delhi.

First Published:
May 14, 2019 18:08 IST

Source: HindustanTimes