As many as 31 Bangladeshi nationals including eight women were detained at Guwahati railway station here on Monday.

“The group came to Guwahati from Bengaluru onboard the Guwahati-Bangalore Express. They were waiting to board the Kanchanjungha express to go to Agartala,” Superintendent of Railway Police Hemanta Kumar Das told reporters here.

“During questioning, they admitted that they were from Bangladesh and had entered India without any valid documents some four years ago and were working in Bengaluru as manual labourers.

“Their plan was to reach Agartala and then return to Bangladesh by crossing the border,” Das added. The 31 comprised 10 men, eight women, eight boys and five girls.

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