Identified Bangladeshi nationals to be deported from Assam

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) At least 10 Bangladeshi nationals, including two minors, lodged in a detention centre at Silchar in Assam’s Cachar will be deported to Bangladesh soon, official sources said on Wednesday.

The Cachar district Deputy Commissioner has been informed about the Bangladesh government’s decision to take back the Bangladeshi nationals after verifying their identities.

The deportation will take place after the paper work from New Delhi, Dhaka and from the Assam government is complete, sources said.

Having improved bilateral relations, India and Bangladesh in 2015 took up the issue of deporting the detention centre inmates.

The Cachar district officials and local magistrates at Moulvibazar in Bangladesh had held a meeting in 2015 in this regard.

From the Indian side, a list of detainees was also handed over to the Bangladesh government officials, sources said.

Bangladeshi nationals often languish in Indian prisons or in detection centres in the absence of paper work.

In July, there were reports that a Bangladeshi Hindu mother, sentenced to two months in jail, has been languishing in Silchar Central Jail for 23 months as the paper work required to ensure her release was not complete.



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