As many as 60 ‘Bangladeshi’ nationals were arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Bengaluru police on Saturday.
The arrested persons include 29 men, 22 women and nine children.
City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said, “The arrested persons were living in shanties in peripheral areas of Bengaluru.”
“They were found living in Bengaluru without any visas,” Rao added.
“All the arrested will be deported to Bangladesh soon,” Rao informed.
The arrested persons have been booked under The Foreigners Act, 1946.
“The passport and visa documents of all foreigners staying in the city are being checked,” Rao further said.
The arrest was made a day after the Karnataka home minister Basavaraj Bommai announced of creating a database of illegal immigrants and overstaying citizens in Karnataka.
Recently Bomnai said, “Karnataka is one of the states where across the border people are coming and settling down.”
“There are a lot of issues here. Therefore we are collecting all the information, we will discuss (NRC) with Amit Shah and then go ahead,” the minister had said.
The Karnataka government, however, later decided to create a database of illegal immigrants and overstaying foreign citizens instead of going for an NRC-like exercise.