Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
13-December-2011 15:07 IST
362 Illegal Migrants sent to Detention Camps in Assam
The Government of Assam has set up three detention camps, at Goalpara, Kokrajhar and Silchar to keep the declared foreigners/illegal migrants till deportation to their place of origin. A total of 362 declared foreigners/illegal migrants have been sent to these detention camps till November 2011. The number of foreigners/illegal migrants sent to detention camps are 221 persons in Goalpara, 79 in Kokrajhar and 62 in Silchar. Of this total, 78 persons have been deported to their place of origin till November, 2011.

An agreement between Governments of India and Bangladesh has been signed on Transfer of sentenced persons, which is in operation w.e.f. 13th January, 2011. The issue of taking over of declared illegal migrants has also been taken up with the Government of Bangladesh.

This was stated by Shri Mullappally Ramachandran, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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