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Forty-two Bangladeshi nationals, detained under the Foreigners Act about three years back, were recently deported from an international border point at Sutarkandi in Assam’s Karimganj district.
Nine of the 42 deportees were women and had entered Assam without any valid documents.
Police sources said that they were detained from nine districts of the state – Kamrup, Sivasagar, Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Kamrup Metro, Cachar, Karimganj, Sonitpur and South Salmara.
While addressing reporters, Karimganj superintendent Mayank Kumar, on Wednesday, said that the 42 Bangladeshi nationals were lodged at different detention camps in the state for the past two to three years.
“Out of 42 deportees, eight are from Cachar while three are from Karimganj district. They were detained two to three years back under the Foreigners’ Act. They were handed over to the Bangladesh authorities through legal procedures on Monday afternoon,” Kumar said.
Last year, the Assam government had deported 50 Bangladeshi nationals.