What is the procedure to deport foreigners found here without documentation: HC to MHA | India News
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has asked the Ministry of Interior (MHA) what procedure you follow for the repatriation of foreign nationals who are in India without any documents.
Upon hearing a petition on behalf of three young people from Bangladesh, including a minor, who were allegedly abducted from their country and brought here in March and want to return home, Justicia Prathiba M Singh ordered the MHA to record the procedure, as well as the time period and formalities that must be completed for the repatriation / deportation of said foreigners.
If there is any communication from the Bangladesh High Commissioner regarding the deportation request letter that was delivered to him, it should also be recorded, the court said on Tuesday.
If the procedure to be adopted along with the deadlines is not filed along with an affidavit by May 13, a senior MHA official will remain present at the next hearing date on May 17, he said.
On April 12, the court had sent a notification to the Ministries of the Interior and Foreign Affairs, the High Commission of Bangladesh, the government of Delhi, the Border security force and the police, seeking their position on the plea of three young men to send them back home
According to the petition filed on behalf of the three young men, they had gone to see the Indo-Bangladesh border on March 4, 2021 together with an acquaintance who had given them some food after arriving near the border.
After eating the food, the three of them lost consciousness and woke up on a platform of the New Delhi railway station On March 10, the petition, filed through attorneys Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, Ritu Maity, and Abhishek anand, has said.
The three later went to the nearby Kamla Market Police Station and told their story. The policemen gave them some money for food, the petition says, adding that they were later transferred to a night shelter for the homeless.
They approached the High Commission of Bangladesh and government agencies in India and Bangladesh with the help of social activist Sunil Kumar Aledia, but received no response, the petition added.
In addition to their safe return home, the statement has said that they should not be arrested for lack of a passport or visa and that they be provided with food and shelter until they are sent back to their country.