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MOREH | Oct 4 : Seven Rohingyas Muslims who have served their respective sentences after being arrested under the Foreigners Act for infiltrating the country, have been deported back to Myanmar on October 4.
Arrested in 2012, the seven Rohingyas were lodged at in Silchar Jail for more than six years. They were brought from Silchar to Moreh amidst tight security provided by Assam police personnel and later handed over to the immigration officer of Moreh Police, SDPO Sandeep Gopaldas.
The team had left Silchar around 6:30 am in the morning of October 3 and reached Moreh at 10:27 am of October 4. Following directives that the seven Rohingyas were to be handed over to Myanmarese officials at 1:00 pm in the afternoon, they were kept under tight custody inside the vehicles.
After the necessarily formalities of checking identification cards and other related papers were conducted, SDPO Sandeep Gopaldas handed over the seven Rohingyas to Myanmarese officials at the Myanmar Immigration Office located at Indo-Myanmar Friendship Gate (Moreh Gate number 2).
The seven Rohingyas are Md. Jamal Hussain son of Md. Ahmed Hussain; Md. Rahimuddin son of Md. Nizamuddin; Md. Mukbal Khan, son of (Late) Jafaruddin; Md. Salam, son of Md. Illias; Md. Jamal, son of Md. Sukur; Md. Sabir Ahmed, son of Kabir Ahmed and Md. Inus, son of Md. Mahmud. All of the seven are from Keito village of Faida district, Myanmar and they belong to the age group of 20 to 28 years.
It might be recalled that due to the Rohingya refugee crisis that took place in the recent years, several Rohingyas from Myanmar have infiltrated India and settled in the border states of the country and numerous arrests have also been made.