JAMMU, Feb 18: Disconcerted over the delay and deny tactics of the State Govt to evict Rohingyas and Bangladeshis from Jammu region, NPP chairman and former Minister Harsh Dev Singh admonished the BJP-PDP coalition for its total failure to take call on the deportation of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis to their native countries despite their suspected role in the recent terror attacks on Army camps and overt involvement in drug trafficking, flesh trade and other crimes.
Addressing a press conference here today, Harsh Dev said that the earlier inputs by the intelligence agencies suggesting the presence of Rohingyas in Jammu could fuel ‘drugs and terrorism’ had come true with several arrests of Myanmar nationals in narco- smuggling and their alleged involvement in terror attacks on defence personnel. He revealed that couple of days ago, DSB wing of Jammu Police had arrested a Rohingya after recovering 60 gms of ganja from his possession at Bari Brahamana. The Police also apprehended one more in Samba recently and while frisking 37 gms of ganja was recovered from his possession, Harsh Dev said.
Recalling further, he divulged that Police had arrested a Rohingya national in September last year at Chowadi area and recovered 10 kg of purified form of cannabis from his possession which he had smuggled from outside the State for selling among the youth. He asserted that their involvement in Fidayeen attacks like one at Sunjuwan Army camp could not be ruled as there were reports that they were lured by radical outfits like JeM, HM and other terror networks.
“State Government had earlier confessed that 17 FIRs had been registered against 38 Rohingyas for various offences including illegal border crossing. Moreover, all these illicit settlers inhabiting Jammu had been dubbed as ‘ticking time bomb’ by the security agencies and their indulgence in drug trade and other alleged subversive acts only pointed out that coming dangerous events were casting their shadows before”, Harsh added.
Harsh Dev regretted that the so called GoM constituted by the State Government for the purpose of deportation of the foreign immigrants to their respective countries had proved an ‘eye wash’. The Jammu has been sitting on the ticking time bomb and the Government is sleeping over the matter. He said that the unlawful settlement of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis were not only posing a grave threat to the Jammu region’s demography but also to its youth and the security personnel.
“The much hyped group of four cabinet Ministers headed by DyCM Nirmal Singh had only proved a mere window dressing to befool the people at large. The panel met on few occasions and instead of adopting practical approach, the GoM only threw the ball in the court of the Union Govt.”, Harsh said.