BENGALURU: The city police have made arrangements to deport illegal Bangladeshis who are in their custody within a week and are waiting for instructions from the Foreign Registration Office (FRO).
The police, however, ruled out that they were given a red alert notice on Bangla terror outfits making the city their safe haven.
Joint Commissioner Sandeep Patil said that the city police have already approached the Foreign Registration Office (FRO) to initiate deportation proceedings. Once they get the green signal, expected within a week, all detained Bangladeshis will be deported, he said.
"Bangladeshis will be deported to their country. This is happening for the first time," Mr Patil said. He clarified that the raids conducted more based on inputs. "We carried search operations on our own. There is no red alert by central agencies," he clarified.
As many as 60 illegal Bangladeshi living in shanties around the city doing menial jobs were detained recently. The police have also picked up four agents who brought these Bangladeshis to the city, sources said.
They were picked up from Marathahalli, Ramamurthynagar, HAL, K.R. Puram and Bellandur. When asked how many illegal Bangladeshi migrants could be staying in the city, Mr Patil said that he cannot speculate. "As and when we get information, we will act," he added.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) recently busted one of the modules of the JMB in and around the city and seized many materials including improvised explosive devices.
The NIA during its national conference had sounded an alert against growing activities of the JMB, which was involved in the Burdwan bomb blast in West Bengal, and asked southern states to be cautious about the outfit's operations.
Following this, the state government decided to set up a Bengaluru specific Anti-Terror Squad.
Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai had said that there is a possibility of more than 20 such groups being active in the state and ordered a crackdown on illegal Bangladeshi migrants....