Guwahati: Six Bangladeshi nationals were deported by Assam government through legal procedures from the international border checkpoint at Sutarkandi in Karimganj district.
Police handed them over to Bangladesh authorities while following proper legal procedures.
The Bangladeshi nationals were lodged at Goalpara and Kokrajhar detention camps for 2 years in the state.
The Assam government is said to have deported a total of 49 Bangladeshi nationals to Bangladesh so far.
A police official of Karimganj district reported that the nationals hailed from Cox bazaar area of Bangladesh and were in Assam's detention camps for 2 years.
Those deported included Aloni Bala Das, Parimal Jal Das, Shekhar Namasudra, Iqbal Hussain Talukar, Amen Uddin, Muhammad Ishaq Ali, Mohammad Azim Uddin, Sujit Chandra Das, Samir Ahmed, Abdul Gafur, Chand Ali, Alim Uddin and Abdul Latif, Rabindra Das, Digendra Chandra Das, Shah Ali Mian, Mohammad Ibrahim Talukdar, Faruq Mian, Saiyad and Rabiul Sardar.
These people were arrested in Assam's Barak Valley.
Earlier on July, 30 Bangladeshi nationals including 3 women were caught having entered India illegally 5 years ago. Officials of Karimganj district deported these nationals from Kalibari ghat checkpoint. The office of the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati facilitated the deportation.
Diplomats of Bangladesh in India had visited the detention camps in 2018 collect data about the immigrants for the repatriation as per protocol.
Assam officials said that 124 self-declared Bangladeshi nationals were deported since 2017. These camps have more than 60 Bangladeshi nationals who are waiting to return home as per protocols from both sides.
Assam shares a 263 km border along Karimganj district with Bnagladesh's Sylhet district. The people residing in the border comprises of both Hindu and Muslims including those who are convicted for violation of either passport act or the Foerigners Act.