Bangladeshi migrants may be deported

Bangladeshi migrants may be deported

Twenty-five Bangladesh nationals have been apprehended from south Delhi this month on charges of illegally residing in India, police said on Wednesday.

They were handed over to Foreigner Regional Registration Offices (FRRO) for their deportation to Bangladesh.

“Eight Bangladesh nationals were apprehended after we conducted raids on a tip-off in Shahpur Jat area of Hauz Khas on Wednesday, while five were apprehended from Vasant Kunj area on January 10, and 12 from Kotla Mubarkpur area on January 13,” said Chhaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (south).

Police said these persons were verified minutely and found without any valid documents allowing stay in India. 

Police said the the action was taken in view of recent incidents in which Bangladesh nationals were involved in criminal activities.

“All station house officers and staff at Bangladeshi Cell of Delhi police were directed to keep a check on such activities and conduct intensive hunts for those who were residing illegally. Sources were also geared up to develop information,” Sharma added.

The apprehended Bangladesh nationals had been living in  jhuggi jhopri clusters and resettlement colonies.

Recently, the Delhi police had deported several illegal migrants from Bangladesh who had been staying in the Capital and doing small businesses. Most of them worked as labourers and are engaged in small-time jobs, police said.  

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