A joint team of Meghalaya Police and Border Security Force (BSF) on August 26 arrested two Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly abetting illegal infiltration.
Besides, a few others managed to flee back to Bangladesh, officials said.
The two Bangladeshi – Misba Uddin and Badrul Alom – were nabbed from a jungle adjoining the unfenced international border near Pyrtakuna village in East Jaintia Hills district, a police officer said.
District police chief of East Jaintia Hills, Jagpal Singh Dhanoa said the two arrested foreign nationals were actively aiding and abetting the illegal infiltration of suspected Bangladeshi nationals to India in the past couple of months through Kuliang-Ratacherra axis.
Dhanoa said that Uddin is also wanted in several other cases in Meghalaya.
Meanwhile, police have booked the two Bangladeshi nationals under the Foreigners Act.