Delhi Police detaining illegal Bangladeshi migrants ahead of I-Day

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New Delhi, Aug 9(ANI): The Delhi Police has increased its vigil on illegal Bangladeshi migrants following intelligence inputs of a possible terror strike on August 15.

Sources said surveillance has been increased as many migrants are allegedly working as sleeper cells for terror groups.

It is believed that thousands of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants have taken shelter in the national capital.

According to sources, police are detaining at least five illegal Bangladeshi migrants every day in Delhi.

Police suspect the presence of Bangladeshi migrants in Seelampur, areas near Nizamuddin Shamshan Ghat, Ansari Nagar, Sadiq Nagar, Yamuna Pushta, Sarai Rohilla, Jahangirpuri, Narela, Bindapur, Adarsh Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Vikaspuri and Wazirabad.

According to police, 945 Bangladeshis have been deported from the national capital between January and July this year.

The detection of illegal migrants has been a Herculean task for the Indian authorities as many of them have succeeded in obtaining fake identity proofs like ration cards and voters identity cards.

A dedicated 'Bangladeshi Cell' is in place under each police station, which is headed by an Inspector to detect and detain illegal migrants. (ANI)

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