Hyderabad: Eight illegal immigrants from
Myanmar, who were staying in Hyderabad for the last few years,
were arrested, a senior police officer said.
Sleuths of Commissioner`s Task Force held the Myanmarese
nationals in the age group of 18-35 from a hotel at
Bahadurpura during anti-sabotage checks in view of the coming
Ganesh festival, Task Force DCP V B Kamalasan Reddy said.
The illegal immigrants had entered India by crossing the
border near Ketiliya in Manipur without any documentation and
checking. They moved to Hyderabad and were staying here since
long, he explained.
"One Mohammed Anwar, who is also an illegal immigrant of
Myanmar and came to Hyderabad about 15 years back, encouraged
the illegal immigration and helped settle and work as daily
labourers in Kishanbagh," the police officer said.
"After ascertaining their nationality and illegal
entry into India, we are handing over them to Bahadurpura
Police for taking necessary action under Foreigners Act 1946,"