As many as 3,700 illegal immigrants have been identified in Odisha and some of them found to be involved in petty theft, Lok Sabha was told today. “As per available information, around 3,700 such immigrants have been identified in Odisha,” Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said during Question Hour.
The Minister said though they have been found involved in cases of petty theft or illegal fishing, there have been no reports of their involvement in any major crime. “Illegal migrants, when detected, are dealt with as per provisions of the law which include measures to deport them in accordance with the Foreigners Act,” he said.
Rijiju said Odisha has a coastline of about 476 kms for which the government is implementing a comprehensive and integrated coastal security scheme to strengthen security infrastructure and capabilities of the police in the coastal states.