The people found in the container received medical attention at the port and two were taken to hospital for further treatment for possible hypothermia.
The foreigners, currently lodged in detention camps, were booked under the Passport Act for their illegal entry into India.
Recent arrests of several migrant workers has revealed that the persons are, in fact, illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who act as 'cross-border drug carriers'.
While agents smuggle gullible Bangladeshi villagers across the border and into city, cops are send them to government homes.
Some of these migrant children who were in government custody this year have already been deported.
The cash-strapped city police who had arrested 60 illegal Bangladeshi nationals in Bengaluru, are in a fix.
The migrants, of apparent Afghan origin, were mostly in good condition. Seven of them were given first aid in hospital, the police said.
The group of 31 Pakistani migrants was discovered during a routine check on a motorway near the Italian border on November 1.
While Dhankar appealed to the state government and NGOs to help the kin of the deceased, Mamata said that help will be extended to the families of the deceased.
Up to 24 Vietnamese families have since reported missing relatives whom they fear to be among the 39 dead.
Intelligence Report which was lying in cold storage from many months finally leads to arrest of Illegal Bangladeshis -(A)
A similar raid was conducted around 9 am on Kalkere Main Road in Ramamurthy Nagar police limits where 33 people were picked up.
Four people have been held over the incident, which has shocked Britain and shed light on dangerous trafficking routes into Europe taken by undocumented migrants.
The officials have booked the defaulters under the Foreigners Act and have also initiated the deportation process.
Four Bangladeshis were arrested from Basirhat, Gaighata on Thursday while trying to illegally sneak into the country from Bangladesh.