Nigerians held in Meghalaya

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Meghalaya police have arrested six #Nigerian nationals in East Jaiñtia Hills on Saturday, taking the total of foreign nationals arrested to nine in a span of two days.

East Jaiñtia Hills superintendent of police Vivekanand Singh said on Saturday that six Nigerian nationals, travelling by night super bus from Silchar to Guwahati, were detected and detained for interrogation.

“They admitted that they had travelled from Africa to Bangladesh on visas issued by competent authorities, but had illegally entered India near Agartala on Friday,” Singh said.

From Agartala, they travelled by car to Silchar, and were assisted by residents of both Bangladesh as well as India, he added.

A case was registered at Lumshnong police station under the Foreigner’s Act.

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