Sunday, May 2, 2010

Haindava Keralam - Rs 420,000 spent to deport one Bangladeshi from Assam

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    • Believe it or not, the Indian government spends an astounding Rs.424,000 to formally detect and push back an illegal Bangladeshi migrant from Assam.

      Assam spent Rs.410 million between January 2001 and December 2009 in identifying 33,922 foreigners, of whom just 174 could be deported back to Bangladesh.

      "This is true that the cost is enormous in detecting and then pushing back an illegal migrant...cost incurred by police and expenditure by tribunals," Minister for Assam Accord Implementation Bhumidhar Barman told the state assembly Tuesday.

    • "It is true that some of those pushed back by us entered India once again using a different border route," the minister said.

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