Bangladeshi criminal gangs new challenge for Delhi Police

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    Bangladeshi criminal gangs new challenge for Delhi Police
    Mon 22 Jul, 2013

    New Delhi, July 22 (IANS)-In a new challenge for Delhi Police, some Bangladeshi criminals have turned to committing big time robberies in the national capital and fleeing by road or rail back to their country for a few months - before they strike again.-

    According to police, these Bangladeshis take rooms on rent in slum colonies.-The women members-of the gang work as maids in nearby neighbourhoods. The men, during the daytime, conduct recces of these colonies disguised as garbage collectors or scrap dealers.-:ranger:

    "They mainly target colonies near rail lines. They hide in secluded places near railway tracks and enter the colonies at midnight. They rob the targeted house after cutting the window grill," Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Ajay Kumar told IANS.

    The women associates, usually wives, manage to gain entry into the houses as maids on salaries lower than those of other maids in the area.

    "The women pass on the information about easy entry points in the house and number of family members," Assistant Commissioner of Police (Special Staff) Virender Singh told IANS.

    In houses where the women associates are not able to gain entry, the men count the number of cars parked to get an idea of the number of residents.

    "They prefer houses situated in lonely places or near parks. They also target houses with low boundary walls," Virender Singh said.

    According to the officer, the dacoits come equipped with sharp-edged weapons called 'chaapars' and country-made pistols or kattas.

    "The Bangladeshi dacoits also link up with local criminal gangs at times," said the ACP. :ranger:

    "Initially, these Bangladeshi criminals used to commit burglaries. Now they have turned into dacoits. After barging into houses, they keep the family members hostage and flee with the booty. If anyone resists, they don't hesitate to kill," said the officer.-

    In April-end, a Bangladeshi criminal gang headed by Badshah, 30, who had a bounty of-1 lakh on his head, got into the house of retired senior government official Sumer Kumar Dutta, a former director of prosecution, in east Delhi's Preet Vihar. It killed his son Animesh Dutta when he resisted the robbery.

    The same gang of five members entered another house in east Delhi - the Anand Vihar residence of Dimple Kohli, wife of an industrialist. It robbed valuables worth-1 lakh after holding her and her daughter Gunisha hostage at gunpoint.

    "Badshah, who is involved in around 19 such cases, was arrested on July 8 from (Uttar Pradesh's) Badaun where he had gone to meet one of his relatives. He was forming a new gang after returning from Bangladesh in June," the ACP added.

    Badshah's friend Tasleem, involved in around eight such cases, was also arrested in June, while his other Bangladeshi associates - Abu Said, Alamgir, Khaliq, Haroon, Chotu and Kalia - are absconding.

    Police said they have fled to Bangladesh. The police are also searching for Badshah's Bijnore-based associates, Ansaar, Mazid and Rana.

    The officer said the Bangladeshi gangs sneak into India with the assistance of professional touts who also help them in procuring arms in India.

    "After committing two-three big dacoities they return to Bangladesh, wait for six to seven months, and enter India again. They prefer to travel to Bangladesh by bus or passenger trains where checking is minimal," said the officer.-

    "Besides New Delhi, these gangs are also operating in Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and other cities of India. We don't yet know how many such gangs are in Delhi," added the officer.-

    According to him, the Bangladeshi criminals have managed to get voter ID cards, ration cards and driving licences in Delhi.-
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    https://in.news.yahoo.com/bangladeshi-criminal-gangs-challenge-delhi-police-103908012.html

    Bangladeshi criminal gangs new challenge for Delhi Police - Yahoo News India
     
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    IM growing stronger in northeast, Bangladesh

    NEW DELHI: Even as National Investigation Agency (NIA) has linked the Bodh Gaya blasts to Assam, intelligence agencies have found that Indian Mujahideen (IM) may have grown strong footprints in the north-east and Bangladesh. In fact, agencies have credible information that IM played a significant role in providing relief to displaced Muslims in the June 2012 Bodo-Muslim riots in Assam.

    Sources said during the 2012 strife, IM operatives used the network of certain mosques to mobilize funds from across the Hindi heartland and certain other areas to Assam to help victims from the minority community.

    "There are reports of them having developed contacts with some religious groups in Assam and their activity has been significant in areas such as Dhubri. They have also developed footprints in Sylhet region of Bangladesh and are suspected to have developed pockets of influence in Myanmar-Bangladesh border region through LeT," said an intelligence official. :ranger:

    "The objective of participating in relief operations in Assam seemed to be aimed at creation of an IM constitution and radicalization of Muslim youth at the wrong end of justice in the state," he added.

    Notably, NIA investigations have found that the Lotus brand clocks used in the Bodh Gaya blasts were bought from a shop in Assam. Investigations also point out that these clocks were bought about a year before the blasts. That was precisely the time that riots broke out in Assam and relief operations were underway.

    Arrested IM operatives Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan had revealed to investigating agencies in October last year that Bodh Gaya was one of the targets of IM to avenge atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar. Though these developments point to an IM hand behind the July 7 blasts in Bodh Gaya, agencies say it could be a confluence of different forces including disaffected Rohingya Muslim groups which have been on the radar of groups such as LeT for recruitment.

    Significantly, the Rakhine Buddhist-Rohingya Muslim confrontation of last year, which has been the trigger for a larger Buddhist-Muslim confrontation in several parts of Asia, had coincided with the Bodo-Muslim confrontation in lower Assam.

    Intelligence agencies had then expressed fear that Rohingya refugees could add another insurgency to an already volatile mix of Assam. It was also said that the outflow of Rohingya refugees could lead to stronger contacts between Myanmar Muslims and regional Islamist militants. Such militants could recruit disaffected Rohingyas to their own cause.

    "It is difficult to pinpoint any group at the moment as several forces have motive to harm Buddhists or their symbols. Though we have found that 13 clocks were bought from a shop in Assam, we cannot yet be sure if they were the same clocks used in the 13 bombs placed in the Bodh Gaya temple complex. We have also found evidence of some 50 Lotus clocks bought from another place. Why would a bomber buy exactly 13 clocks for 13 bombs? Why not more for contingency," asked an NIA officer.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...northeast-Bangladesh/articleshow/21608922.cms

    IM growing stronger in northeast, Bangladesh - The Times of India
     
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    India alerts Bangladesh about Rohingya terror training camps in Chittagong Hill Tracts
    Jul 25, 2013

    NEW DELHI: India has alerted Bangladesh to the recent emergence of terror training camps for Rohingya Muslims in its Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) bordering Myanmar. Sharing intelligence inputs "from the ground", the Union home ministry recently told Dhaka how Pakistani terror outfits like Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) were allegedly training Rohingya rebels in camps spread across the CHT for "launching revenge attacks" in Myanmar.

    During the just-concluded Indo-Bangladesh home secretary-level talks, the two sides discussed the need to arrest attempts by LeT/Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) to exploit the Rohingya Muslims issue to open a new front on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, close to India's north-east region.

    Home secretary Anil Goswami is said to have drawn his Bangladeshi counterpart's attention to terror camps that have sprung in CHT region over the past six to seven months. These camps were witnessing terror training sessions by LeT and Jaish commanders, with help from local outfits like Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) that are linked to NGOs like Rohingya Solidarity Organisation (RSO). Rohingya Muslims, according to Indian intelligence reports, are being trained in use of firearms and bomb-making at these camps.

    Bangladesh has assured India it will verify these camps on the ground.

    Lashker/JuD had in mid-2012 created a new forum, Difa-e-MusalmanArakan (Burma) Conference (Defence of Muslims in Myanmar), to mobilize support for an anti-Myanmar government campaign. A two-member team — comprising JuD spokesperson NadeemAwan and JuD Publications Wing member ShahidMahmoodRehmatullah — was deputed last August to forge covert links with like-minded Islamic organizations in Bangladesh and Myanmar.

    Other terror outfits such as Harkat-ul-Jihadi Islami, Jaish-e-Mohammed and JMB are also trying to exploit the Rohingyas' plight to establish new bases in Bangladesh. Jammat-ul-Arakan, a new outfit comprising elements of JMB and extremist-minded Rohingyan activists, is reportedly running militant camps in Bandarban district along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border. :ranger:

    Meanwhile, with the NIA suspecting the role of Indian Mujahideen (IM) or a local arm sympathetic to the Rohingya Muslims' cause, the involvement of an Assamese radical group in arranging the material for the bombs is being closely examined. Investigators believe that that not only were the timer clocks sourced from Guwahati, but even the cylinder may have been bought in Assam.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/...ittagong-Hill-Tracts/articleshow/21320102.cms

    India alerts Bangladesh about Rohingya terror training camps in Chittagong Hill Tracts - The Times of India
     
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    It is time to give it back to these elements "Tit for Tat". Prosecute and execute will be the best remedy for a long run.
     
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    Cops attacked during raid on Bangladeshis
    February 26, 2013

    A sub-inspector and a constable were attacked by a mob of around 20 when they tried to nab illegal migrants in Navi Mumbai, police said. :facepalm:

    Mumbai Special Branch-I wing sub-inspector S Bandekar and constable S B Lande are currently undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mulund, police said.

    Acting on a tip-off, Bandekar, along with his team went to Mankhurd late on Sunday night where they caught a man identified as Mohammed Samshed from Bangladesh, police said.

    During interrogation, Samshed revealed that some more Bangladeshis, who have been staying illegally, could be found in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.

    Bandekar and his men drove to Kharghar where they caught eight more people suspected to be Bangaldeshis. With further information, Bandekar decided to raid nearby Ovale village also.

    "Bandekar left the eight Bangladeshis, a constable and a driver at Kharghar and walked up to Ovale village. He was accompanied by Samshed and four constables including two females,” an officer said.

    In the meantime, a group of about 20 people freed the eight detained, then reached Ovale village and attacked Bandekar and constable Lande around 2.30 am. An FIR has been registered at Kharghar Police Station.

    Cops attacked during raid on Bangladeshis, News - City - Mumbai Mirror
     
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    now fake IDs of Bihar and West Bengal is offered to Bangladeshi infiltrators as per foreign policy of Bangladeshi government, bought and funded by their annual budget. :facepalm:

    a Least Developed Country like Bangladesh, over 160million population,more than the largest country of world, Russia, over a third of their food consumption is imported, in fact, over 80% of its population is affected by Mal-nutrition and then they find India as an easy entry. India as a very liberal country which has become its weakness,in fact, ignoring the threats this country is facing from Bangladesh at present......

    state of minorities in Bangladesh is not a secret, continuous attacks on the Buddhists and Hindus is made there. and if Indian government can't control this greatest threat imposed on India, the nation, its coming generation will pay a very high price of weakness of the existing authority of India :ranger:
     
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    a level of Religious Disability is always seen in these two Islamic Fanatic neighbors of India, no matter where they go. thats what they want to do in India also :facepalm:

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    25,000-Muslim rioters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh:facepalm:

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    A statue of Lord Buddha is left standing amidst the torched ruins of the Lal Ching Buddhist temple at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) from the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012 (AFP Photo)

    Tens of thousands-of rioters left a trail of destruction in southeastern Bangladesh as they torched Buddhist temples and homes near the town of Ramu. The violence was sparked by a photo posted on Facebook that allegedly insulted Islam.

    A 25,000-strong mob set fire to at least five temples and dozens of homes throughout the town and surrounding villages after seeing the picture, which they claimed was posted by Uttam Barua, a local Buddhist man, AFP reported.

    The group chanted God is Great while setting fire to the centuries-old temples.

    "I have seen 11 wooden temples, two of them 300 years old, torched by the mob. They looted precious items and Buddha statues from the temples. Shops owned by Buddhists were also looted," local journalist Sunil Barua said.

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    Statues are pictured at the burnt Buddhist temple of Shima Bihar at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012 (AFP Photo)

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    A Bangladeshi man stands amidst the torched ruins of the Buddhist temple called Ramu Moitree Bihar (Ramu Friendship Temple) at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012 (AFP Photo)

    Security forces were deployed to contain the uprising: "At least 100 houses were damaged. We called in army and border guards to quell the violence," district administrator Joinul Bari said.

    No casualties were reported, and authorities did not confirm whether police arrested any of the rioters.

    Buddhist monks protested against the attacks on Sunday, forming a human chain in the country's capital of Dhaka.

    Bangladeshi Home Minister Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir said the attacks were pre-planned, and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.-

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    A temple burnt by Muslims is seen in Cox′s Bazar September 30, 2012 (Reuters / Stringer)

    "The attack was conducted in a coordinated manner. Temples and houses were set on fire using patrol and gun powder. It would have been impossible if the attacks were not planned," he told Bangladesh Bd news24.

    The government will provide financial assistance for reconstruction of the damaged houses and temple, Alamgir said.

    Before launching their attacks, Muslims publicly rallied against the picture and called for Barua's arrest. However, several Facebook users said that Barua did not post the photo, and that he was linked to the photo after group called 'Insult Allah' tagged his name on the image.

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    Religious tensions on the rise


    Bangladeshi Buddhist monks form a human chain during a protest against attacks on Buddhist temples and homes, in front of national press club in Dhaka September 30, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)

    Buddhists make up less than one percent of Bangladesh's population, and-sectarian clashes-between they and the country's Muslim majority are rare. Tensions between the communities have risen since June, when deadly clashes erupted between Buddhists and Muslim Rohingya in nearby Myanmar.

    Thousands of Muslims also took to the streets across Bangladesh over the past few weeks in protest against a US-made video and French cartoons that mock the Prophet Muhammad.

    On Saturday,-tens of thousands-of activists from the Islamist group Jamiyat-e-Hizbullah protested the video and cartoons near the national mosque in Dhaka.

    A Bangladeshi man stands amidst the torched ruins of the Buddhist temple called Ramu Moitree Bihar (Ramu Friendship Temple) at Ramu, some 350 kilometres (216 miles) southeast of the capital Dhaka on September 30, 2012 (AFP Photo)

    Bangladeshi Buddhist monks form a human chain during a protest against attacks on Buddhist temples and homes, in front of national press club in Dhaka September 30, 2012 (Reuters / Andrew Biraj)

    25,000 Muslim rioters torch Buddhist temples, homes in Bangladesh (PHOTOS) — RT News
     
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    as in the above news of post#9, we may easily predict future of North Eastern states of India within just 10-15 years from now, if dont control shiits coming from Bangladesh :facepalm:
     
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    Filthy terrorists!

    They deserve Bodu Bala Sena of Sri Lanka and what Myanmar people did with them.

    These vermin will pay if they ever enter Sikkim.

    We'll make sure of it.
     
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    And make Digvijay, Rahul gandhi and Sonia howl and shed tears?
     
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    They are already there if you have not noticed, even though they are not officially allowed in.

    They hold Indian Voters ID.

    Speak and you will find that they have East Bengali accent.

    Ask them about their Uncle and they will say 'Chacha' or 'Khala' for Aunt.

    The Rohingyas, who are Burmese Muslims, have been given a beating in Myanmar by the Buddhists and made to flee Myanmar.
     
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    Through Siliguri corridor, of course. You're right.

    We will need to take action.
     
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    sir, post#9 does show a picture of North Eastern States of India within just 10-15 years from now. if Indian government fails to send back these false ID holders coming from Bangladesh. which Bangladesh's government buy as part of national efforts of Bangladesh, the nation, who buy IDs of West Bengal and Bihar both, to give to those who enters in India.......

    i even support to provide a type of Autonomous Status for North Eastern States for the next 10 years, with taking out all the migrants of rest of India and Bangladesh. and then a proper trial is needed to identify their identities before they are allowed to back there, if they are employed there.....

    there is no reason to let North East of India get destroyed, if Indian government can't defend it :nono:

    as in post#9, can you put 40,000+ large mob in Jails, no, definitely not, and these Bangladeshi Infiltrators know who generally have over 7-8 kids per family just to export Islamic Fanaticism to other countries, mainly to India, which is fully supported by ISI itself....

    the religious line between India and Bangladesh is nothing but the 'Lifeline' of Eastern India, and we need a national consensus on it :thumb:

    population of Pakistan and Bangladesh was around 34million and 36million each in 1947, which has been increased to 180million+ each at present, state of Buddhist/Hindu/Christian/Sikh minorities there is not a secret, while now we have news of even continuous attacks on the Shia's/Ahmadies in Pakistan itself, and this is what these people want to do in India also, as per their Religious Disability, as discussed in my post#8 :facepalm:

     
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    @santosh10 ,

    The Burdwan blast has given clue as to what is going on.

    Good thing that the NIA has muscled in, into the investigation and the Mamata Bannerjee Govt is eating crow.

    I will post the new reports in the appropriate thread as to what politics can do to ruin the Nation.

    For votes, they can sell their fathers!


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    Not only through the Siliguri Corridor, but through the Bengal and Assam borders with BD, which leak like a sieve.

    Bashirhat is one of the conduits since there are villages on the zero line, one part of the house in India and another in BD.

    BSF has been crying blue murder, but none are listening. They cannot even use firearms. They are to use pump guns that fire pellets!

    I can't find that report or else I would have appended the same.
     
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    Illegal immigration from Bangladesh has turned Assam explosive

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    The vote-bank politics practiced by India’s politicians has transformed Assam into a simmering cauldron of communal violence between the indigenous Assamese Bodos and the Bangladeshi Muslims who have immigrated illegally. The violence in Assam has exposed the fault lines, and is capable of exposing and worsening the communal divide in the State. The volatile situation was summed up by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi as “living on a volcano”.



    A brief history of the conflict

    Assam shares an international border with Bangladesh and has been plagued with the problem of illegal immigration by Bangladeshi Muslims for the past four decades. The Governor of Assam, in a secret communique to the Central Government in 2005, revealed that “upto 6000 Bangladeshis enter Assam every day.” According to conservative estimates, India is host to around ten million illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. Assam itself is inhabited by around five million illegal immigrants.

    Successive Governments in New Delhi have tried to brush aside the problem for the fear of offending and alienating minority interests and alienating the valuable votebank, much to the chagrin of the BJP and its partners like the AGP. Delhi has always adopted a myopic view of the problem, and Assam seems to be paying for Delhi’s mistakes.

    In 1947, Pakistan was divided into a Bengali-speaking East Pakistan and an Urdu-speaking West Pakistan by the geographical presence of India. In 1971, it became clear that religion could not bind the two disparate entities into a single nation. The revolt against the linguistic hegemony of West Pakistanis resulted in genocide of the East Pakistanis.

    Unable to withstand the brutality of the Pakistani army, millions of Bangladeshis crossed over into the safer climes of India. Indian States like Assam and West Bengal bore the brunt of this influx. Although India provided sanctuary to these refugees, it nonetheless referred to this influx as “bloodless aggression” which could irretrievably impair the “economic and political well being” of the country.

    India’s military intervention against the Pakistani army’s genocide of the East Pakistanis led to the creation of Bangladesh in 1971.

    However, despite the creation of Bangladesh, India did not get any respite from the influx of Bangladeshi Muslims. The magnitude of this influx can only be assessed from the fact that the period between 1971 and 1991 witnessed the growth of Muslim population in Assam by 77.42 per cent as compared to a Hindu growth of 41.89 per cent. The population explosion has subsequently stabilised but even then, the decadal growth of 1991-2001 at 29.3 per cent for Muslims remained abnormally high as compared to a Hindu growth at 14.9 per cent.

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    Dhubri, which shares a long riverine border with Bangladesh, is an example of how illegal infiltration into the State continues unabated. As per provisional census details for the period 2001-2011, the decadal population growth for Dhubri at 24.4 per cent was distinctly higher when compared to the population growth of Assam at 16.9 percent for the same period. With the Brahmaputra River providing convenient entry points, the district is being virtually overrun by Bangladeshi infiltrators. Incidentally, Dhubri was one of the flash points during the violence in the State.


    Ostrich head in sand approach

    The Indian polity, with its penchant for encouraging illegal immigration for the sake of vote-bank politics, prefers the ‘ostrich head in sand’ approach to this issue. This has grievous national implications.

    Porous and inadequately defended international borders, coupled with a lack of political will to counter the menace of illegal immigration, have ensured a massive and uncontrolled demographic upheaval in the State. Taking advantage of this demographic shift, illegal immigrants have staked their claims to the resources of the State. This, in turn, has raised the hackles of indigenous populations of the State — now poised to become a minority in their own homeland. While the latter are obviously disgruntled, neither side is in a mood to back down.

    Lack of political will to confront illegal immigration manifested itself in the blatantly perverted Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act of 1983. The Act was introduced specifically for Assam, replacing the Foreigners Act of 1946 which remains in effect for the rest of India.

    The provisions of the IMDT Act ranged from the bizarre (the State can only act against the illegal immigrants on the basis of a complaint and not suo motu); to the tragic (the onus of establishing the foreign origin of the accused lies on the complainant and not the accused).

    Such provisions made it virtually impossible to deport any illegal immigrant from Assam. It did not come as a surprise to many when only 1,481 illegal immigrants had been expelled upto April 30, 2000 based on over three hundred thousand enguiries.

    The Supreme Court of India struck down the IMDT Act in 2005 as ultra vires to the Constitution of India. The Court referred to the Act as the “main impediment or barrier in the identification and deportation of illegal mmigrants.” The Court also compared illegal immigration with “external aggression,” which had made the life of the people of Assam “wholly insecure and the panic generated thereby had created fear psychosis.”

    In a revealing observation, the Supreme Court called upon the Government of India to protect “Assam from such external aggression and internal disturbance.” Ironically, it was this very “bloodless aggression” which India had used as a pretext to go to war with Pakistan in 1971.

    The Congress which has been the dominant political force, both at the Central level and in Assam post independence, has often been accused of tacitly encouraging this infiltration for political gains. So far, Gogoi and his friends seem to be in no hurry to dispel this accusation.

    Illegal migrants are mobilised to vote en masse for Congress candidates as quid pro quo to unhindered access to every national resource. In catering to myopic political returns, the party and the Government have turned a blind eye to the destabilising impact of the socio-economic volatility arising out of this influx. In a statement which is telling of the party’s abetment of illegal migration, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was quick to rescind his initial statement of Assam “living on a volcano,” with a “There are no Bangladeshis in the clash but Indian citizens.”

    Evidently, the vote-bank cannot be disturbed and therefore national interests are being sacrificed at the altar of political expediency. It is disturbing to know that the political class (by their actions) believe that the two are mutually exclusive.

    Encouraged by the pusillanimous approach of the Governments, fundamentalists have started manipulating illegal migrants for their own gains. Fundamentalist Muslim leaders in Assam have already issued calls for ‘jihad’ if the indigenous Bodos involved in retaliation during the violence were not arrested.

    Even attempts by the Government of India to prepare a National Register of Citizens based on the 1971 rolls in the State for an authentic documentation of the population have failed to make any headway in the face of strong opposition from these Muslim groups.

    Fundamentalist groups are apprehensive about political power slipping away from their hands, once the process of identification of the illegal migrants is initiated in earnest. That the effort to prepare the NRC is abandoned at the slightest resistance, exemplifies the connivance of the politicians with this illicit immigration.


    What the future may hold

    Political shortsightedness has resulted in a situation where most Indian cities are getting burdened with these illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. The immigrants who have started shifting to greener urban pastures, which offer greater economic opportunities. However, it is in Assam that the conflict between the Indians and illegal Bangladeshi Muslims is growing. Emotions have been running high ever since the migrants started obtaining squatters rights on the lands which they were initially employed to till.

    With the demography being dramatically altered by their steady influx, illegal immigrants have started wielding enormous political power in Assam. Muslims have become the majority in 11 out 27 districts in the State and the dominant factor in determining electoral fortunes in 54 out of 126 constituencies in the local Assembly. A stage has been reached where no party can expect to attain political dominance without support from the Bangladeshi Muslims.

    It is this conversion of the illegal migrants into a political force, that has made the indigenous population apprehensive of losing its identity and culture.

    This unfettered illegal migration has ominous implications for national security and socio-economic stability. Intelligence inputs indicate that the Inter Service Intelligence Agency (ISI) of Pakistan is utilising these migrants as conduits to ferry in terrorists and arms into India. Counterfeit Indian currency with its origins in Bangladesh has flooded border areas, crippling the economy in these parts.

    It is often said that those who forget history are condemned to repeat it. Kashmir is a case in point. Gogoi and his friends should brush up on their history.

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    Delhi calls in NIA over state’s head

    Oct. 9: The Centre today transferred the Burdwan blast probe to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on its own, taking the rare decision hours after six detentions in Assam gave the case a national profile.

    Sources in Delhi said the federal agency would also investigate the role of Bengal police, formally accused by the Intelligence Bureau yesterday of trying to cover up the October 2 blast’s terror links and misleading central sleuths.

    Earlier today, the Bengal government’s first report to the Centre in the week-old case had remained silent on a possible NIA investigation although Trinamul had repeatedly signalled its opposition to any central probe.

    A Nabanna source said chief minister Mamata Banerjee, despite her misgivings about any NIA role, had cleared the report’s draft under “active persuasion” from chief secretary Sanjay Mitra, home secretary Basudeb Banerjee and state director-general of police G.M.P. Reddy.

    At a Trinamul news conference during the day, party secretary-general and Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee said the state government was “not opposed to” an NIA probe but stressed its “faith” in the state police.

    “The case has been transferred to the NIA in the national interest and for the sake of national security,” a senior Union home ministry official said in Delhi. The NIA is the country’s lead agency in terror probes.

    “Our team will reach Burdwan tomorrow,” NIA director Sharad Kumar told The Telegraph.

    Another senior NIA official said the agency would take custody of the arrested suspects from the Bengal CID.

    “We’ll ask the Bengal police to provide us with the seizure list and footage of the blast site as well as the phase-wise detonation of the seized explosives. We are sure they will provide all the cooperation we need,” he added.

    Officials in Delhi and Bengal said several factors had paved the way for the decision by the Centre, which rarely uses its power to foist the NIA on a reluctant state government.

    First, the blast investigations have suggested a link with the Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, implying an international terror conspiracy.

    Second, today’s detention of six people from Barpeta district in Assam, another state bordering Bangladesh, strengthened the national and international angles.

    Third, yesterday’s Delhi prod that forced Bengal to invoke the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in the case.


    Sources said the only time the Centre had announced an NIA probe overruling a state’s express objections was in 2011, the subject being the murder of Sangh pracharak Sunil Joshi in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh.

    Sources said the two women arrested in Burdwan had suggested the Assam link, and the Intelligence Bureau had reported that a set of explosive devices had been sent to Assam from Burdwan.

    It’s unclear which Assam group may have been involved. A radical group, the Muslim United Liberation Tigers of Assam, was founded in the 1990s but has not been active in the past few years.

    However, some groups in Assam are known to have had links in the past with the Bangladesh-based extremist group Jamaat-e-Islami and the Bangladesh arm of the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami.

    The NIA has a team specifically for Northeast-linked cases, which is likely to be involved in the Burdwan probe.

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