Six Rohingyas detained for ‘illegally staying’ in Jammu, say officials

A view of shanties where Rohingyas reside at Kirana Talab area of Jammu. Many families fled the area after authorities started a verification and detention drive against them. [FPK File Photo/ Umar Farooq]

Jammu: At least six Rohingyas, who were allegedly staying illegally in Jammu city have been detained by the Jammu and Kashmir Police, officials said on Saturday.

They said that Jammu police received information through reliable sources that six persons, identified as Mohammad Junaid (17) Son of Shab Mia and Noor Begum, Jasmine Akhtar (15) daughter of Shab Mia and Noor begum, Azida daughter of Shab Mia and Noor Begum, Mohd Illiyas (21) son of Jahid Alam, Rubina (20) Wife of Mohd Illyas and Mujeeb (18), son of Shah Miyan were putting up “illegally” in the jurisdiction of Police Channi Himmat.

Accordingly, a team of Jammu Police reached at the spot and arrested the them, officials said

An official conformed that the accused have entered the Indian Territory by crossing the border “illegally”. The further investigation into the case is going on, he added. (KDC)

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