'The 12 refugees tried to enter India from Bangladesh through the Boxanagar border in western Tripura on Thursday. But our troopers stopped them from infiltrating into India,' a BSF official said.
US Mike Pompeo said army chief Min Aung Hlaing and officers were responsible for human rights violations - including extrajudicial killings - "ethnic cleansing" of Rohingya muslims in Myanmar.
The arrest was made after the locals had informed the police about the suspicious movement Md. Salim (21) and Jahangir Alam (20).
Heavy rains frequently trigger flooding and landslides in Bangladesh's southeastern hill districts, and in 2017 at least 170 people were killed.
A military crackdown in 2017 drove more than 740,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh, carrying accounts of rape, mass killings and the razing of villages.
The majority of Myanmar's Rohingya were driven into Bangladesh by a 2017 army crackdown, but around 400,000 remain inside conflict-battered Rakhine.
Four officers and three soldiers were sentenced in 2018 to 10 years with hard labour for killing 10 Rohingya villagers, with army chief Min Aung Hlaing holding up the sentence.
Filippo Grandi said that the government has beeen slow in implementating the human rights procedure in the country.
Supporters believe the pair were punished for investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya in Myanmar's western Rakhine state in September 2017.
Mark Lowcock said that Rohingya Muslims felt that the country wasn't a safe place to return as they demanded to be assured of things like freedom of movement and access to amenities.
Lieutenant Commander Mahmud Hasan said Bangladesh Coast Guard forces found 16 women, seven children and six men waiting for the boat along the coast of the southern Saint Martin's Island.
Shelters and flood walls have been constructed on Bhashan Char, a muddy silt islet that only rose from the Bay of Bengal in 2006, in the hope of shifting 100,000 Rohingya refugees there.
The 22 had paid traffickers up to $1,200 each to get a place on a small boat for the dangerous journey, a BGB officer said.
Momen said the earlier attacks were against Muslims, but now the Buddhists and other ethnic groups are also being targeted.
68 Rohingya Muslims, mostly children, have been apprehended in Tripura and the Assam-Tripura border in two weeks.