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Delhi Police cracks down on foreigners living illegally in India

Delhi Police cracks down on foreigners living illegally in India

New Delhi: It seems that Delhi Police has launched crackdown on foreigners living illegally in India.

In a recent case, Delhi Police arrested two foreigners who were living in the city without proper documents.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (south) Atul Kumar Thakur stated that to control the crime in the area of Maidangarhi Garhi, a team was constituted to keep vigil.

On September 10, an information was received that one foreign national will come in the area of Maidan Garhi village. At around 10 am, the foreigner was apprehended. During interrogation, he disclosed his identity as Igboanugo Godwin Okechukwu (38), a native of Lagos in Nigeria.

"Lot of opportunities was given to him to produce valid documents through friends/counsel. But he failed to produce the documents. He was later apprehended," police said.

DCP Thakur said that the foreigner came to India in March 2018 and his visa expired in September 2018 but he continued staying in India and carried out the business of clothes and also he worked in Saloon.

A case under section 14 Foreigner act has been registered at the police station.

In another case, a 32-year-old Nigerian national identified as Nwoke Charles was apprehended from Tigri area.

During interrogation, he could not produce any document and hence produced before FRRO RKPuram Delhi after medical examination. After getting orders, he has been sent for deportation.

Not only South but Dwarka district has also taken strict action. In a recent press statement Delhi Police claimed that during this year 2019 as many as 90 African nationals have been deported and 23 have been arrested in Dwarka District under various criminal heads ( NDPS, Cheating, Foreigner Act and Excise Act).

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