The Uttar Pradesh Police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested seven Rohingyas, including four women in Kanpur.
They were identified as Mohammad Jakaria (38), Noor Mustafa (20), Shoaib (19), Noor Habib (21), Farsa (20), Rajiya (19) and Sabkur Nahar (20), all natives of Myanmar, had entered India illegally.
The police also arrested Subeer Sabdakar (33), a resident of Tripura, for allegedly having facilitated their entry into India.
The UP ATS had received an intel that about the presence of Rohingyas in Kanpur. Acting on information about the presence of the Rohingyas near the Kanpur bus stand, a police team rushed to the spot and arrested them, officials added.
The ATS stated that they entered the Indian territory through the Bangladesh border with the help of a human trafficking syndicate.
The ATS have booked them on various charges, including cheating and fraud, and under the Foreigners Act.