HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

22 Bangladeshi migrants sentenced to two-year jail

PTI  Imphal, September 22, 2012
First Published: 09:54 IST(22/9/2012) | Last Updated: 09:59 IST(22/9/2012)

Twenty-two illegal Bangladeshi migrants, who had entered Manipur to work as labourers, have been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a local court.


The chief judicial magistrate of Imphal East district (CJMIED) passed the order on Friday after hearing the case filed by Porompat police station.

The Bangladeshis were charge sheeted under provisions of Foreigners Act 1946, official sources said.

Two children, who accompanied the 22 illegal migrants, were sent to juvenile home, they said.

The state home department have been instructed to take up proceedings for deportation of the foreigners after completion of their prison term.

Manipur police had launched operations to trace illegal migrants at different places including Hatta in Imphal East district and Lilong in Thoubal district on August 30.

Police had rounded up 100 illegal migrants from Hatta and Lilong and of these, 22 were were imprisoned by the CJMIED and cases against the rest were pending in the court, they said.

more from India

India-China ties: Crouching dragon, hidden tiger

India and China are unlikely to play up differences over their disputed border and will instead focus on boosting economic ties to give a new direction to relations between two of Asia's largest economies during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit beginning Wednesday. Here's a look at the highs and lows in ties between the neighbours.

Most Popular
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved