14 Rohingyas arrested in Moulvibazar
Police detained 14 Rohingyas, including children, from a bus stand in Moulvibazar Sadar Upazila on Friday amidst a countrywide lockdown.
Additional Superintendent of Police Ziaur Rahman said they were informed about a group of people violating the lockdown and gathered at the bus stand area.
After detaining them, police found that they were all Rohingyas. They included six men, four women and four children -- all belonging to two families.
Mohammad Zakaria, Moulvibazar superintendent of police, said all of them had snuck out of the Rohingya camps to look for work. They stayed in Chattogram for a few days before coming to Sylhet. They heard they would get jobs here.
On June 27, they came to Moulvibazar. Unable to find work, they tried to move elsewhere on Friday night, when they were found and detained.
We have already contacted the authorities of the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar. After questioning, we will send them back there soon, he said.