Blast effect: 34 illegal Bangladeshis deported from Uttarakhand

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Dehra Dun, May 22 (UNI) In the wake of the May 13 Jaipur blasts, the Uttarakhand police today sent back 34 Bangladeshis found to be staying illegally in the state.

Roorkee SP Ajay Joshi told UNI that 34 Bangladeshi nationals, residing illegally, were deported by rail to West Bengal under the supervision of the BSF personnel from where they would be handed over to the police at the Bangladesh border.

These Bangladeshi nationals were earlier arrested and sent to a a local court for residing illegally in India. They were slapped with a fine of Rs 1000, failing which they incurred an additional imprisonment of 10 days, Mr Joshi said.

The police have increased the security in many places, including the religious places in the Uttarakhand capital following the blasts.

The state has a large number of Bangladeshis residing illegally, particularly in Dehra Dun, Uddhamsingh Nagar and Haridwar.

Last week, the police arrested a Bangladeshi in Mussorie after he failed to produce a valid passport.

According to police sources, security has been tightened in religious places, sensitive installations like the Indian Military Academy (IMA) and the "char dhams", the shrines at Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

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