They were initially thought to be Rohingyas but later they were found to be Bangladeshi nationals who crossed the border to enter India, officials said.
Deputy superintendent of police in Bishalgarh, Rahul Das said, “The BSF personnel posted at the borders detained them on suspicion of being Rohingyas.”
“Later, they were handed over to police for further investigation. Interrogation of the infiltrators is being done at Madhupur police station where they have confessed that they are Bangladeshi nationals,” he added.
It may be noted that most of the detained people were minors, informed Das, saying, “As per the preliminary investigation, all of them have crossed the borders in search of work. Investigation is underway.”