Ten Bangladeshi nationals deported in Assam

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Guwahati, Oct 13 (IANS) The Assam government on Thursday deported ten Bangladeshi nationals, including two minors and a woman, through a border checkpost along the India-Bangladesh border in Assam’s Barak Valley.

The ten were arrested from the Barak valley at various points in time and lodged in Silchar Central jail.

The deportations came after the Indian government handed over a list of 50 Bangladeshi nationals to the Bangladesh authorities at a regular border meeting between the two countries.

“These people had sneaked into Indian side without any valid documents. They were sent in judicial custody after trials in local courts,” said Cachar Deputy Commissioner S. Vishwanathan.

The DC said the Bangladesh government ascertained their identities and agreed to take them back.

“They were taken to the Kalibari Ghat border checkpost in Karimganj district on Thursday morning and handed over to Border Guards Bangladesh in the presence of Border Security Force officials,” he said, adding that most of them hail from Sylhet district of Bangladesh.

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More than 50 persons of Bangladesh origin are languishing in the Silchar jail and the Assam government has taken up the issue with the Bangladesh government, the officer said.



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