Karnataka to deport more than 100 Africans for illegal stay

Source: BL | Published on 11th August 2018, 11:47 AM | Coastal News | State News |

Mangaluru: The Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, G Parameshwara, has said the state government will take steps to deport 107 people from African countries staying in the state.

Addressing presspersons in Mangaluru on Friday, Parameshwara, who is also the Home Minister of Karnataka, said the state government had recently started a campaign against drug abuse on campuses. During that period the state police department had identified 107 people from African countries.

Stating that these people either did not have visas or had visas that had expired, he said the state government is making arrangements to send such people back to their countries.“We will arrange for tickets and send them to airports. We will inform the embassies and the consulates concerned. We will deport them at our cost, and recover the cost from the embassies concerned,” he said.

On illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in the state, he said the government has taken this issue seriously. The government is verifying the entry of such immigrants. The government will take steps to deport them also, if the immigrants did not posses the required documents, he said.

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