40 illegal Bangladeshi migrants detained

Shillong, Sep 9 (PTI) Altogether 40 suspected Bangladeshis were apprehended by members of a student body in Meghalaya's Jaintia Hills district, police sources said today.

The Jaintia Students' Union (JSU) apprehended the suspected Bangladeshi nationals from Phramer last evening and handed over to police, they said.

The detained migrants, who came in three vehicles and were on their way to the coal belt areas in the district, claimed that they hailed from Nagoan district of Assam and were on the lookout for jobs in the coal mining area of Khliehriat Sub-Division.