• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

Teacher involved in NRC detained after found to be illegal immigrant

|

Morigaon, Aug 16: A government school teacher, who was involved in the National Register of Citizens or NRC exercise in Assam, was detained after it was found that he was declared an illegal Bangladeshi migrant by the Gauhati High Court in June, the police said today.

Teacher involved in NRC detained after found to be illegal immigrant

Khairul Islam was earlier declared an infiltrator by the Foreigners Tribunal, Morigaon. He was detained last night near Moirabari in Morigaon district, Superintendent of Police Swapnanil Deka said.

Also Read | Govt will ensure no foreigner's name is included in NRC: Sonowal

The district administration, which had engaged Islam in the National Register of Citizens update work, had on August 13 removed him from the job, Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Hemen Das said.

Following receipt of the Gauhati High Court judgement upholding the verdict of the Foreigner's Tribunal, Morigaon, police launched an operation to track down Islam and detained him near Moirabari village, the senior police officer said.

According to the procedure laid down, Islam will be sent to Foreigners Detention Camp in Goalpara district this afternoon, Deka said.

Also Read | Does Amit Shah have his father's birth certificate? Mamata's all-out attack against BJP

Islam, who was a teacher in the Khandapukhuri Lower primary school in the district, was engaged by the Morigaon district administration in Kolmoubari NRC Seva Kendra under Mikirbheta police station. He was one among over 40,000 government employees drawn from different departments for NRC work across the state, official sources said.

Several organisations, including the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, the Krisak Mukti Sangram Samiti, the All Koch Rajbongshi Students Union, had earlier expressed concern over the teacher's inclusion in the NRC work.

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more