During the tenant and foreigners’ verification drive in the last two months, anti-terrorism squad (ATS) of the Goa Police has identified 22 Bangladeshi nationals staying illegally in the state.
ATS Superintendent of Police Shobhit Saxena on Friday told reporters that these Bangladeshi nationals were staying illegally using fake documents.
"They have been staying here for the last 4 to 5 years. Some of them have their families here," Saxena said.
"We have found fake documents from them, which were made in other states and also Bangladesh cards. They have been produced before the Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO) and it has passed a restriction order on their movement. "
"We are making a report and sending it to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to check if there is any suspicious angle," Saxena added.
Most of the Bangladeshis identified were operating scrap yards and collecting garbage.
According to the ATS, the agency in the last two years has detained many foreigners, including Bangladeshis.
"Our primary focus is to ensure that illegally overstaying foreigners do not stay in Goa," Saxena said.