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Migrants' influx: SC to hear matter in connection with securing Indo- Bangladesh border

| Updated: Apr 19, 2017 12:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the matter in connection with the Centre releasing funds for fencing India-Bangladesh border to check cross-border influx of illegal Bangladesh nationals into Assam. The apex court, in its last hearing, had ordered the task to be completed soon. A bench comprising Justices Ranjan Gogoi and R.F. Nariman perused the Centre's status report on the progress made in the works relating to securing and fencing the international border and said the Madhukar Gupta committee would "oversee and supervise" it. Assam government had sought Rs. 2.96 crore for acquiring land to be used for creating infrastructure to secure the border. The apex court bench was hearing the pleas of Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha, Assam Public Works and All Assam Ahom Association filed in the aftermath of large-scale riots in 2012 and 2014 resulting in the death of a large number of persons. (ANI)