The infiltrators were arrested for violating the Foreigners Act and had illegally entered India without valid documents
Guwahati: With the Rohingyas posing a "national security threat" by the admission of the ministry of home affairs, the Modi government has started to take stock of the crisis.
The Assam government on Wednesday deported seven Rohingya Muslims, who were lodged at the Silchar detention camp in Barak Valley’s Cachar district for the past six years.
According to the reports, eight Rohingya infiltrators were arrested in the Karimganj district by the state police on July 29, 2012. They had been lodged at Silchar central jail since but recently the government deported one of them to Myanmar.
On Wednesday morning, the Assam government despatched seven Rohingya Muslims from the detention camp to Myanmar via Moreh along the India-Myanmar border. The deported people have been identified as Rahim Uddin, Mohbul Khan, Mohammad Jamal, Jamal Hussain, Mohammad Salam, Mohammad Yonus and Sabir Ahmed. All of them belong to Keito (Badarpara) village in the Faida district of Myanmar.
A top police official revealed that the Rohingyas were arrested for violating the Foreigners Act and had entered India without valid documents.
Recently, Manipur police had also arrested a couple from Uttar Pradesh, the alleged masterminds behind trafficking the Rohingyas from Myanmar into northeast India. The arrested couple revealed during police interrogation that they had helped six Rohingyas enter Manipur through Moreh and from the Tripura-Assam side through the Hailakandi town of Assam.
Meanwhile, the Manipur police had also nabbed two Rohingyas identified as Mohammad Saifullah (34) and Mohammad Salam (25) from Moreh.
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Last Updated Oct 3, 2018, 7:22 PM IST