Supreme Court directs Centre to deport 17 foreigners languishing in Assam detention centre | India News

Supreme Court directs Centre to deport 17 foreigners languishing in Assam detention centre | India News



NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court issued a directive on Thursday for the Centre to deport 17 foreigners currently held in a detention center in Assam, highlighting that no criminal charges have been registered against them.
A bench comprising Justices Abhay S Oka and Ujjal Bhuyan made the decision after reviewing a report submitted by the State Legal Services Authority, which confirmed the detention of 17 declared foreigners in the Assam detention center.
“We are of the view that Union of India must take immediate steps for deporting these 17 foreigners as there is no offence registered against them,” stated the bench.
This development follows the Supreme Court’s earlier inquiry in April, where it sought information from the State Legal Services Authority of Assam regarding foreigners detained for more than two years in detention centers. Additionally, the court instructed the legal services authority to assemble a team to assess the facilities provided to these detainees.
The Supreme Court addressed a petition requesting the release of individuals who have been detained for over two years in Assam’s detention centers.
(With inputs from agencies)





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