GUWAHATI, Sep 09: Assam police sounded high alert along the bordering areas with Bangladesh after nearly 3 lakh Rohingya have fled the violence churning through Rakhine state of Myanmar into Bangladesh.
Assam Police ADGP (SB) Pallav Bhattacharya said, “There has been no report of any exodus of Rohingyas from Bangladesh in the past two weeks, but we are alerted for such type of situation.”
“We had already alerted the district police of Karimganj, Cachar, Hailakandi, Dhubri, South Salmara district regarding the Rohingya refugee issue and discussed the issue with top officials of BSF and other security agencies,” ADGP Bhattacharya said.
In August last, the Karimganj police of Assam’s Barak valley had arrested six Rohingyas from Churaibari area who were entered into Assam through Tripura.
A top police official said that the arrested persons had fled from Rakhine state into Bangladesh and were trying to flee to Nepal through Assam.
Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry will likely initiate discussions with the top officials of states bordering Bangladesh and officials of BSF and other security agencies in New Delhi next week regarding the Rohingya issue.
Recently, Minister of State (MoS) Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that, Rohingya are illegal immigrants and need to be deported as per law.