By Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, February 25: Only 112 illegal migrants have been deported in the last three years from Assam, the Centre today said, admitting that "some" Bangladeshi tiols are able to mage to enter into the country illegally despite several checks and control measures taken along the intertiol border.
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said during the years 2012, 2013 and 2014, altogether 14,254 cases were referred to the tribuls for opinion, out of which 1,809 cases were disposed, declaring 396 number of persons as illegal migrants. During this period, only 112 illegal migrants have been deported to Bangladesh from Assam.
Rijiju was replying to a query by MP Santiuse Kujur at the Rajya Sabha today. "Since entry of such illegal Bangladeshi tiols into the country is clandestine and surreptitious, it is not possible to have accurate data on their number,” he said.
He said that the powers of identification and deportation of illegally staying foreign tiols, including Bangladeshi tiols, have been delegated to the state governments and union territory administrations.
He said 36 Foreigners Tribuls have been set up in Assam so far. An additiol 64 tribuls have been sanctioned in June 2013.
Outlining the measures taken by the government to check illegal migration, Rijiju said the BSF has been strengthened, equipping the personnel with modern and sophisticated equipment and gadgets. "Additiol battalions of the BSF are being raised and the gaps between the border outposts reduced," he said, adding that an accelerated programme of construction of border roads and border fencing have been taken up.