Agartala: Twenty three Bangladeshi nationals, including nine women and three children, have been arrested in Tripura for illegally entering the Indian territory, police said on Thursday.
"Acting on a tip-off, the police arrested 23 Bangladeshi nationals at Gandachara in northern Tripura late Wednesday. Later, a local court sent 20 of them to judicial custody and three children to a juvenile home and asked the police to present them in court again on March 8," said police spokesman Uttam Kumar Bhowmik.
He said that they came from Bangladesh's Chittagong Hill Tracts to take remedial advice from a tribal traditional practitioner in Tripura.
Another police official said the detainees told the police that 43 Bangladeshi nationals, including the 23 arrested, had entered Tripura to meet the tribal doctor.
Police are looking for the remaining trespassers.
Tripura shares an 856-km border with Bangladesh and most parts of the frontier are fenced.