Bengaluru: Expressing concern over the number of cases involving
overstaying foreign nationals, especially those from African countries, reaching the courts, the High Court on Monday directed the state government to submit details of the number of foreigners who have overstayed in the state along with number of such pending cases before lower courts.
It further directed the ADGP (Crime) to be present in the court during the next hearing with the details. The court passed the directions while hearing a criminal case involving a foreigner and a Tumakuru resident.
“The lower courts are letting the overstaying foreign citizens on bail by imposing fines. This is leading to some of these foreign nationals getting involved in anti-social activities. More number of cases relating to Nigerian citizens is an alarming situation,” court observed.
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