Supreme Court tells Centre to submit information on detention centres in Assam, foreigners detained there in past decade

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to provide various details about the detention centres in Assam, the period of detention of detainees and the status of their cases before the foreigners' tribunal.

Press Trust of India January 28, 2019 12:18:15 IST
Supreme Court tells Centre to submit information on detention centres in Assam, foreigners detained there in past decade
  • The Supreme Court has sought to know how many people are lodged at the detention centres in Assam and since when

  • The bench also sought data on the status of their cases before the foreigners' tribunal

  • The Centre has three weeks to submit the information

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Centre to provide it various details on the number of functional detention centres in Assam and the number of foreigners detained there in the past 10 years.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna was hearing a petition filed by activist Harsh Mander on the condition of detention centres in Assam and the prolonged detention of foreigners there.

Supreme Court tells Centre to submit information on detention centres in Assam foreigners detained there in past decade

Representational image. PTI

The apex court asked the Centre to provide various details about the detention centres, the period of detention of detainees and the status of their cases before the foreigners' tribunal.

"We would like to know as to how many detention centres are there. We also want to know how many persons are lodged there and since when," the bench said.

The bench also asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to provide details of how many persons had been declared foreigners so far and how many of them had been deported till date. The court sought year-wise details of foreigners who had illegally entered India in the past 10 years.

The Supreme Court, which has sought details within three weeks form the authority, has posted the matter for further hearing on 19 February.

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

SC tells Kerala journalist arrested enroute Hathras to move Allahabad HC for bail, adjourns case for four weeks
India

SC tells Kerala journalist arrested enroute Hathras to move Allahabad HC for bail, adjourns case for four weeks

The apex court was hearing a habeas corpus petition filed by the Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) against the arrest of journalist Siddique Kappan.

Centre waives interest on interest on loans up to Rs 2 cr, issues operational guidelines
India

Centre waives interest on interest on loans up to Rs 2 cr, issues operational guidelines

The scheme will be available irrespective of whether moratorium was availed or not, and will cover housing loans, education loans, credit card dues, auto loans, MSME loans, consumer durable loans and consumption loans

SC directs petitioner seeking CBI probe into Disha Salian's death to approach Bombay High Court
Entertainment

SC directs petitioner seeking CBI probe into Disha Salian's death to approach Bombay High Court

The CJI-led bench said that the High Court will be able to make an informed decision as it was well acquainted with the evidence and officers of the case.