Bangladeshi man working as teacher in Assam held, 20 others deported
Morigaon/Karimganj (Assam), May 4 (PTI): A madrasa teacher who was declared a Bangladeshi living illegally in Assam was arrested, and 20 other Bangladeshis were deported to their country on Saturday, officials said.
Abdur Rashid, who was working as a teacher in a government run madrasa since 2001, was declared a Bangladeshi by the Foreigners Tribunal of Morigaon district on October 30, 2016, official sources said.
He had then moved the Gauhati High Court but it upheld the declaration of the Tribunal in September 2018.
Rashid was in service till Saturday, the sources said adding that he will be sent to the detention camp in Tezpur on Sunday.
Meanwhile, 20 jailed Bangladeshis, including a woman, were deported through Sutarkandi on the international border in Karimganj district.
Karimganj Superintendent of Police Manobendra Debroy said those 20 people were handed over to the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the border guards of the neighbouring country.
Of them, 19 were in Sichar Central Jail and one in Kokrajhar Central Jail for the last two to five years, official sources said.
Debroy, district Deputy Commissioner M S Mani Mannan, BSF Deputy Commandant S K Uppadhay were present when they were deported.
The Bangladesh side was respresented by police and BDR officials, Debroy said.
Another group of 21 Bangladesh nationals was deported on January 19.