Over 1500 African students likely to be deported by Bengaluru Police for overstaying in India
The Bangalore Police has prepared a list of 1500 African nationals who are staying in the country without a valid visa, as per a media report.
Bengaluru: The Bangalore Police has prepared a list of 1500 African nationals who are staying in the country without a valid visa, as per a media report.
As per a report in News18.com, the police have said that it will deport the students by July end.
The crackdown was initiated after they were caught in narcotics drug trade recently.
The report further said that as per the police records reveal that out of 6000 African students studying in Bengaluru, more than 1500 are staying without valid visas.
The list has reportedly been submitted to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
The media group quoted P Harishekaran Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) Bengaluru East, as saying, "We have already deported 50 students last week. And we are planning to deport 1500 of them by this month end. You must have seen that in recent days there were many incidents of African nationals involved in trafficking. We prepared a list and found out that high number of them are staying even though their visa has expired."