Shillong, Nov 5 (UNI) The Meghalaya Police has pushed back 36 more illegal Bangladeshi migrants to Assam from the coal-rich district of Jaintia Hills, police said today.
With this, the number of illegal Bangladeshi migrants, who claimed themselves to be from Assam, has risen to 293.
''The 36 illegal migrants were pushed back to Assam as they claimed to be from that state,'' Superintendent of Police MK Singh told UNI here.
The Meghalaya police started to drive out illegal Bangladeshi migrants soon after security agencies identified eleven places across the state susceptible to terror attacks.
''We cannot take chances and the drive against illegal Bangladeshis will continue,'' the SP said.
Earlier, Chief Minister Donkupar Roy had instructed the state police and the district administration to keep extra-vigil in the wake of the serial blasts in Assam that claimed over 80 lives.
Dr Roy added that not only illegal Bangladeshis but also outsiders who come to Meghalaya without proper identification proof would be push back to the place they claimed to have come from.
''The state's security is vital for the government and the people,'' the chief minister had stated.
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