Over 13,000 foreigners identified in Assam in 5 years

Guwahati,August 10: Over 13,000 persons were declared as foreigners in Assam by the Foreigners Tribunals in the last five years,Agriculture Minister Rockybul Hussain on Monday informed the state Assembly. 

A total of 60,011 cases were also disposed of by the Tribunal during the period from June 2010 to May 2015, Hussain said.

The highest number of 2,568 foreigners was declared in Dibrugarh district and the largest number of 6875 cases was disposed of in Sonitpur district, he said.

With the constitution of 64 new Foreigners Tribunals in the state,the minister said 100 Tribunals were operating in the state.