3,700 illegal immigrants identified in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: As many as 3,700 illegal immigrants have been identified in Odisha and some of them found to be involved in petty theft, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju told Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The Minister said though they have been found involved in cases of petty theft, there was no report of their involvement in any major crime.

He said the government is implementing a comprehensive and integrated coastal security scheme to strengthen security infrastructure.

Odisha has a coastline of about 476 kms.