He was replying to a query of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) MLA Utpal Dutta at the state Assembly on Saturday.
“Out of 28 persons who died in detention camps of the state due to various illness, only three had addresses in Bangladesh,” Patowary said.
“The three persons have been identified as Basudev Biswas, Nagen Das and Dulal Miya and they had given their addresses in Bangladesh,” he said.
“The addresses recorded by the other 25 persons were different districts of the stare,” he added.
On being asked if the families of the deceased were paid any compensation, Patowary said, “There is no such provision.”
The minister also informed that the Assam government has sent a proposal to the centre for setting up more detention camps in the state in addition to the existing six.