500 inmates in Assam camps flee to Bangladesh fearing verification

published on September 23, 2012

At least 500 inmates staying in different relief camps in Dhubri district in Assam have gone missing and are suspected to have crossed over to Bangladesh after authorities started verifying antecedents of the victims of recent clashes between Bodos and immigrant Muslims.

Quoting inputs from intelligence agencies, official sources said at least 500 people living in relief camps fled from Assam after the authorities started checking their identity documents and land records before allowing them to be rehabilitated.

“We have reports that these people have crossed over to Bangladesh fearing detection as they did not have any document to proof their identity of being Indian,” a source said.

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