26 Rohingya detained in Assam.They came from Jammu & Kashmir, police say

26 Rohingya detained in Assam.They came from Jammu & Kashmir, police say

Assam police detained 26 Myanmar citizens in Assam’s Silchar after driving into the city today.

According to police, Myanmar citizens arrived in Guwahati by train from Jammu & Kashmir on Friday night.

Then they hired two Innova SUVs for Silchar. According to police sources, they do not have valid travel documents.

Most Rohingya fled Myanmar due to persecution. Many of them were suspected of evacuating to Jammu and Kashmir, where they eventually moved to Delhi and then to Assam.

Police said they believed that the 26 Rohingya they had detained may have attempted to enter Bangladesh illegally from southern Assam or Tripura.

Several Rohingya were detained in Assam in a similar incident, police sources said.