90 Africans deported so far for overstaying, criminal activities

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90 Africans deported so far for overstaying, criminal activities

Thursday, 12 September 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

The Delhi Police of Dwarka district has deported 90 Africans and arrested 23 of them this year till September 10 for their alleged involvement in criminal activities and for illegally overstaying in the country in violation of the law of the land. Police action came in the aftermath of these illegally overstaying Africans indulging in unlawful activities.

According to Anto Alphonse, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Dwarka district, police is taking action against foreign nationals who have been illegally overstaying even after completion of their Visa or were found involved in criminal activities . District has been conducting special drives on regular basis particularly in Mohan Garden police station area, where majority of these foreigners were found by the police teams.

"On Saturday the police arrested two African nationals identified as Ginika (28) and Uche (27) both hailing from Nigeria and recovered 107 beer bottles from their possession. During investigation, the duo was found without valid travel documents," said the DCP. They were however, booked for flouting  Central Excise Act, said another police official.

"Till this day, total 90 African nationals have been deported and 23 have been arrested in Dwarka district for their alleged involvement in criminal activities including, NDPS act and various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) such as; Cheating and also under provisions of, Foreigner Act and Excise Act. Whereas, in 2018 action was taken against 149 African nationals," said the DCP.

"In the Mohan Garden area itself the police have deported 65 Africans and arrested 9 African nationals who were found involved in criminal activities," the DCP added.

"This is an ongoing exercise and will continue to maintain law and order and also to keep a check on proliferation of drug peddling by foreigners especially Nigerians" , said a police official pleading anonymity. Many a time these foreigners were found to be involved in illegal activities and were centre to many brawls and skirmishes on the road, adding that information about their deportation was also shared with the respective embassies through proper channel.

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