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Meghalaya: Bangladeshi Nationals Nabbed from East Jaintia Hills

The two arrested foreign nationals were actively aiding and abetting the illegal infiltration of suspected Bangladeshi nationals into India

Meghalaya: Bangladeshi Nationals Nabbed from East Jaintia Hills

Sentinel Digital Desk

SHILLONG: Two Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested near the Indo-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district.

Identified as Misba Uddin and Badrul Alom; the two Bangladesh nationals were detained in a jungle, adjoining the unfenced international border near Pyrtakuna Village in East Khasi Hills District.

According to the district police chief of East Jaintia Hills – Jagpal Singh Dhanoa, the two arrested foreign nationals were actively aiding and abetting the illegal infiltration of suspected Bangladeshi nationals to India, within the past couple of months through the Kuliang-Ratacherra axis.

Meanwhile, the security forces have booked the two Bangladeshi nationals under the Foreigners Act.

Earlier in Assam, the District and Sessions court of South Salmara of Mankachar district on Thursday declared two Bangladeshi citizens guilty of entering India unlawfully and sentenced them to jail for five consecutive years.

Biswajit Mahanta, District Public Prosecutor, stated that the court also imposed on them to pay a fine amount of Rs 10,000 failing which will cause the convicted to get imprisoned for another six months.

The two prisoners have been recognised as Niranjan Ghosh and Abdul Hai.

The public prosecutor further stated that the Mankachar police detained Abdul Hai on March 6 2021 from the Behulachar area along the territory of Indo-Bangladesh for the illegal arrival to the Indian border and registered a case number 163/21 against him while the police arrested Niranjan Ghosh for illegally entering India and filed a case number 395/21 on May 25 2021.

The Union Home Ministry recently on July 2022 announced in Lok Sabha that in five years from 2017 to 2022, there have been 2,399 illegal immigrants hailing from Bangladesh found to be using false documents in India. While answering to the queries put forward in the Lower House of the Parliament, Nityanand Rai, the Union Minister of State for Home stated that the blocking of the Bangladeshi locals happened at Integrated Check Posts (ICPs) commanded under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Immigration (BoI).


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