Lucknow:  The lack of coordination between the police department of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Assam is posing a severe threat to the national security. On several occasions, UP police has forwarded the list of suspicious Bangladeshi immigrants to states of North-East especially Assam but has failed to get any feedback. As a result, the verification process of the suspected Bangladeshi immigrants in the state still hangs in balance.

The interrogations of HuJI and Lashkar terrorists have often revealed the use of Bangladeshi immigrants as modules by the terror groups and in smuggling of fake currency notes. 

Post-Ahmedabad blasts, the Lucknow police conducted raids at several places in Thakurganj and Mohanlalganj and sent a list of 1200 Bangladeshi citizens along with a Local Intelligence Unit team to Assam. Moreover, re-investigations into the matter added another 50,000 illegal immigrants to the list.

The Director General of Assam Border Police has been appointed as the Nodal Officer for indentifying Bangladeshi immigrants but no action has yet been taken in this regard.

The Assam police was reminded again on the matter on June 10 but the request fell on deaf ears.
According to the senior officials of the Investigation Department, the attitude of the Assam police is unclear as it is showing reluctance in making an effort in the matter.

Bangladeshi nationals have been illegally staying since long in India and have already obtained ration cards, driving licenses or certificate of recognition. On being questioned by the police, they term themselves as residents of Assam.

(JPN/Bureau)