Thirty illegal immigrants were deported to Bangladesh from Assam on Thursday. The deportation took place through the Kushiyara (immersion) Ghat border check post in Karimganj district, official sources said.
Karimganj additional superintendent of police Dr Debajit Nath handed over the illegal immigrants to Bangladesh authorities by crossing the Kushiyara river with the help of the Border Security Force (BSF).
The immigrants were received by the Bangladeshi authorities from Jakiganj border outpost in Sylhet district. The office of the Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati helped in the deportation process.
These immigrants, including three women, had infiltrated over a period of time in the past five years. Following their arrest in ten districts of Assam, they were lodged in the detention camps of Kokrajhar, Goalpara, Silchar, Tezpur and Jorhat.
With these, 124 self-proclaimed Bangladeshi nationals had been deported over the past few years.
Last year, the then Bangladesh Assistant High Commissioner in Guwahati, Kazi Muntashir Murshid, had visited some detention camps and collected data on the immigrants for their repatriation.
The deportation of the present batch of illegal immigrants was finalised in a high official-level meeting held at Silchar on Monday last. Deputy commissioners of Karimganj and Cachar, and their counterparts in Sylhet and Moulavibazar districts of Bangladesh were present in the meeting.