Bengal to set up detention centres for arrested foreigners

  • | Saturday | 16th November, 2019

Kolkata: The West Bengal government will soon set up two detention centres to house foreign nationals arrested on various criminal charges, and these camps have "absolutely no connection" with the National Register of Citizens (NRC), a state minister said on Saturday. Most of these foreign nationals belong to African countries, sources in the correctional department said. "Till now, the foreign nationals arrested for criminal activities are housed along with local inmates. It had created a panic, claiming 11 lives in West Bengal. Assam has six detention centres inside district jails in Goalpara, Kokrajhar, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, Jorhat and Silchar for persons declared foreigners by the Foreigners Tribunals.

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