Bangladeshi national caught selling SIM Cards in Bongaigaon. Uproar across the region.
Uproar in Bongaigaon’s Abhayapuri after the locals apprehended a Bangladeshi national while buying an Indian SIM card without providing any documents.
On Thursday evening, a trader identified as Saiful Islam was caught red-handed while selling an Indian SIM card to one Amina Khatoon, a resident of Bangladesh’s Kurigram district.
The incident took place in Abhayapuri’s Batabari area. The Kurigram district is located in the northern region of Bangladesh along the border of India. The district is surrounded by Assam on the east.
Following the incident, the police reached the spot and took stock of the situation and held both the duo.
After the recent Assam NRC final draft release, Assam Police as well as the locals have become alert of any fishy activities taking place or of any doubtful person roaming around the regions where there is a possibility of the presence of illegal immigrants.
Abhayapuri police is taking the stock of the incident and looking for more information about other possible illegal immigrants loitering around the area.
While on the other hand, Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on August 1 sharpened her attack on the BJP over the draft National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, accusing the party of playing vote-bank politics, while also warning that the issue will “destroy India’s relationship with Bangladesh”.
Ms. Banerjee said India has very good relations with Bangladesh. The NRC will destroy relationships between India and Bangladesh. Out of 40 lakh people whose names are not in the list of NRC, only 1 percent could be illegal infiltrators but the BJP is trying to show that all those not included in NRC are infiltrators, she told reporters in the parliament.