20 Bangladeshis illegally staying in Goa arrested, to be deported

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Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday said that the police have arrested 20 Banglaeshi immigrants who were illegally operating in the state.

Sawant said that all these immigrants were found without any valid ID and would be deported to their home country.

Speaking to reporters, the chief minister also appealed people not to let out their premises on rent without cross checking the antecedent or filling the tenant verification forms.

“Police have arrested 20 Bangladeshis illegally staying in the state while search is on for more,” he said adding that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs have been informed to start the process of deporting them back to their country.

He said that they were arrested from different parts of the state.

Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for referring to Swacch Sagar, Surakshit Sagar campaign lauched on September 17 in Goa, Sawant said that the central and state government has been working on keeping the beaches clean.

He pointed out that on September 17, the beach cleanliness campaign was undertaken during which human chains were formed on different beaches.

“We are thankful to the PM for acknowledging our efforts,” he added.

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