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12:00 AM, October 18, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 18, 2019

8 Rohingyas detained in Goalanda

Police arrested eight Rohingyas from Goalanda Bus Terminal area in the upazila yesterday.

The arrestees are -- Rashid, 25; Kalema, 20; Minar, 20; Zohura, 55; Khushnara, 18; Rashida, 18; Kamal, 16; and Mirzafar, 18. All of them came from the Kutupalong Rohingya camp in Cox’s Bazar, police said.

SI Mizanur Rahman said they had boarded a Satkhira-bound bus from Dhaka, and were forced down from the bus around 7:30am, as no one could understand their language. Later, police detained them after interrogation.

Bangladesh is currently hosting more than 1.1 million Rohingyas. Most of them fled here from their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in 2017.

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