While the update process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is going on in Assam to detect the illegal foreigners and the Supreme Court has directed the NRC authority to publish the final NRC by August 31, the Assam government on Thursday has deported 30 Bangladeshi nationals to Bangladesh.
The 30 Bangladeshi nationals, including three women, have been deported through legal procedures from international border at Sutarkandi in Karimganj district of Assam.
According to the reports, the Bangladeshi nationals had entered into India without valid documents.
The Bangladeshi nationals were arrested from Sonitpur, Nalbari, Sivasagar, Golaghat, Guwahati, Baksa, Morigaon, Hojai, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Mankachar, Dhemaji, Karbi Anglong, Dibrugarh, Cachar, Udalguri and they were lodged at different detention camps in the state in past 2-5 years.
The Bangladeshi nationals were – Nurul Alam, Abdul Kalam Azad, Nahidul Haque, Babul Sardar, Md. Javed, Ariful Hakim, Mamin Alam, Mazahar Mullah, Saddam Hussain, Jahangir Alam (1), Fazar Ali Mullah, Ajibor Piyada, Kartik Chandra Seal, Younis Ali, Nur Mahammad Gaji, Sushitra Biswas, Saleha Akhtar, Ashama Begum, Abdul Kuddus, Nurul Amin, Chand Miya, Ilias Ali, Jahangir Alam (2), Lakhan Chakrabarty, Jahangir Alam (3), Abdul Kalam Mullah, Md. Abdullah, Abdul Kashim, Abdul Karim and Ashish Das.
Among them, some were residing in Assam for the past several years and the Foreigners’ Tribunals had declared them illegal foreigners.
It is to be mentioned that, on May 4, Assam government had deported 20 Bangladeshi nationals to Bangladesh.
“After completing all formalities and as per direction of the government we have deported 30 Bangladeshi nationals to Bangladesh. All 30 Bangladeshi nationals were arrested by police from 18 districts of Assam and were lodged at different detention camps,” a police officer said.