Assam minister Chandra Mohan patowary
Assam minister Chandra Mohan Patowary (File image)

Assam parliamentary affairs minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said of the 28 persons who died of various illness in the detention camps of the state, only three of them had Bangladeshi address.

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.

One detention camp is being constructed in Goalpara, the minister had informed.

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