2 persons from Africa detained at Tripura-Assam border

Assam Police detained a couple from “Africa” at Tripura-Assam border from a Guwahati-bound passenger bus. Allegedly, the duo entered Tripura illegally from Bangladesh without valid documents.

North Tripura Police said during routine checks in the bus at the border on November 13 they were found travelling without passport.

A 40-year-old male, a resident of Senegal, was found to have expired the validity of his passport about six months ago while his 25-year-old companion, from Kenya, was having a passport but did not use it to enter Tripura from Bangladesh.

During interrogation the accused persons confessed that they entered India via Tripura through an informal route and they had been on the way to Delhi.

Similar incidents along Tripura-Assam border

Police arrested several foreigners in Tripura and Karimganj district of Assam in the past few months for not having valid documents.

According to data, at least 14 foreigners (including Thursday night’s arrest) have been arrested by police in Karimganj district in the past two-and-a-half months.

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